Bo Diddley Does The 45!

Sheba Shake, DJ Pete Pop + Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus swing at Do The 45!

The last Friday of the month is Do The 45 night at Quinn’s, the popular rock ’n’ ramen joint in downtown Beacon, NY. Do The 45 is the rollickin’ party hosted by our pal DJ Pete Pop, who asked Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus to guest DJ with him on the last Friday of December—which was also the last Friday of the year.

This particular Do The 45 landed on December 30, which is celebrated world-wide as Bo Diddley’s birthday. Some Bo Diddley records were played, as well as records by acts who recorded his songs. DJ Pete Pop even played the Mickey Gilley record “I Ain’t Bo Diddley!” Somehow, Bo Diddley appeared on the poster about a week before Pete Pop realized that the event would take place on Bo Diddley’s birthday. If that ain’t magic, I don’t know what is.

DJ Pete Pop continues to impress the Boogaloo Bag writers with his ultra fabulous records and the way that he plays them. Seems every time he swings we gotta check out what he’s spinning: always groovy stuff!

On hand to help celebrate was go-go dancer Sheba Shake, whose artistic gyrations had the packed house in awe all night! In fact, Do The 45 lasted a good hour beyond the stated closing time, folks were having that much fun—most likely starting their end-of-year celebrations early.

Speaking of magic, here’s a list of all the songs played by Phast Phreddie the Boogaloo Omnibus at the Bo Diddley Birthday Do The 45 dance party:

None of these records are for sale!


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