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Legacy Of Bo Diddley

EDM number 1738 in 2007-08, proposed by David Anderson on 10/06/2008.
Categorised under the topic of Arts.

That this House mourns the passing, at the age of only 79, of Bo Diddley, originally Otha Elias Bates, whose distinctive beat and classic songs came to inspire generations of successful rock bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Kinks and The Animals; notes that he was described following his tour of the US with The Clash in 1979 as `the godfather of garage rock'; acknowledges that his contribution was recognised by being inducted into both the Rock and Roll and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, as well as receiving a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award; and believes that British rock music, itself a huge export earner for the economy, owes a great deal to this outstanding American genius of down-to-earth songs and rhythms.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

David Anderson10/06/2008BlaydonLabourProposed
Jim Devine10/06/2008LivingstonLabourSeconded
Stephen Hepburn10/06/2008JarrowLabourSeconded
David Hamilton10/06/2008MidlothianLabourSeconded
Rudi Vis11/06/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley11/06/2008Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alan Simpson11/06/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
David Lepper11/06/2008Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn11/06/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock11/06/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis11/06/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Jenkins12/06/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones12/06/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell17/06/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Pugh18/06/2008SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Dan Rogerson18/06/2008North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Clive Efford19/06/2008ElthamLabourSigned
Ann Cryer20/06/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell23/06/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton24/06/2008GowerLabourSigned
Ian Cawsey25/06/2008Brigg and GooleLabourSigned
Eric Illsley26/06/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
David Crausby02/07/2008Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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