The degree to which 'black culture' has been absorbed and assimilated into the mainstream and impacted and influenced white culture and society while black people are not and virtually left behind and left out is absolutely astounding.
Here's another example:
"Tequila" is a 1958 Latin-flavored rock and roll instrumental recorded by the Champs. It is based on a Cuban mambo beat. The word "Tequila" is spoken three times throughout the tune. "Tequila" became a #1 hit on both the pop and R&B charts at the time of its release and continues to be strongly referenced in pop culture to this day.
The tune has been noted to have a similar rhythm structure to Bo Diddley's 1958 release "Dearest Darling". A song he had been performing on the black circuit in the south for a period of time prior to the release of the studio recordings.
Listen carefully to Bo Diddley's intro:
Now listen to the Champs':
You'd have to be nearly deaf to be unable to conclude that there is more than "rhythmic similartity" here.
As a consequence, it could be argued as follows:
Bo Diddley provided the Champs the essential musical concept for the composition of their signature smash hit, "Tequila".
The Champs gave Glen Campbell and Seals & Crofts their starts as touring musicians due to the wild popularity of the song.
Therefore Bo Diddley was instrumrntal (no pun intended) and influential in the early stages of the careers of Glen Campbell;
and Seals & Crofts;All of whom are shown here performing with the Champs.