Posted by: unhcragd | March 20, 2009

Old Landscapes, New Eyes – Woman Lead Guitarist

Here is a fun morsel for a Friday afternoon. I am always interested in moments when I am seeing something original, fresh, forward when it comes to Age, Gender and Diversity.

This 1955 clip of American rock and roll singer, guitarist and song writer Bo Diddley features his trusted lead guitar player Peggy “Lady Bo” Jones in her gown playing electric guitar. Jones was the first female lead guitarist in history to be hired by a major recording act. Just kind of sad that more than 5 decades later this is STILL a fresh image… but enjoy the fabulousness.

Quote from Peggy Jones, “LIVE is real. Who I am is truth, and I am the artistry of what I created!”

Watch 5 minutes now on YouTube:

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