You Don’t Know THE DUCHESS

20 Apr

“The Duchess”, born Norma-Jean Wofford, played with Bo Diddley and his band from 1962-1966. An acclaimed guitarist (with her iconic ‘Cadillac’ and ‘Jupiter Thunderbird’ Gretsch guitars), brought some style to the group amid audience requests for a female player after Peggy “Lady Bo” Jones left the scene. Norma & Bo pretended to be siblings in the public eye long before Jack & Meg White covered their first blues song.

Can’t not love that beehive & those glitter leggings.

Visit Spectropop for more on The Duchess.

More photos after the cut:

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One Response to “You Don’t Know THE DUCHESS”

  1. If You Have Ghosts April 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm #

    Bo and the Duchess. Hell yes.

    Some words from Bo:

    “I made ‘Bo Diddley’ in ’55, they started playing it, and everybody freaked out. Caucasian kids threw Beethoven into the garbage can.”
    -Bo Diddley

    “I opened the door for a lot of people, and they just ran through and left me holding the knob.”
    -Bo Diddley

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