With the passing of Bo Diddley this morning, you're likely to see those old clips of him doing "Bo Diddley" any number of times this week. You'll also hear that quote about him saying he didn't have influences, that he considered himself a true original. It's a boast, of course, and the male ego is the axis upon which the rock and roll world spins.
Though it sure helps when you invent the world's most recognizable (and arguably, most important) guitar beat.
So enjoy those clips, and consider another man who was not like the others: Yves Saint Laurent. The designer who took Dior's New Look in a new direction and helped invent the Jackie Kennedy style template (copied perfectly by her sister, Lee Radziwill, in the fascinating clip that follows) died Sunday. His glasses live on.