THE ROVIN' FLAMES - BO DIDDLEY

 
THE ROVIN' FLAMES - 'Seven Million People' / 'Bo Diddley' (Tampa Bay Records BC-1111) June 1966

Bo Diddley died this week aged 79. I don't have any of his records but realise that his simplistic rhythm 'n' beat was a template used by many English groups from the early/mid 60s such as The Animals, The Rolling Stones, The Pretty Things and The Yardbirds etc etc.

Scores of teen beat combos from USA also had the Bo Diddley influence, maybe none more so than The Rovin' Flames from Tampa, Florida. This essential 45 by them not only has the ultra cool folk jangler 'Seven Million People' on the A-Side but flip it over to hear their song dedicated to him.

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