His funeral festooned by bouquets from musicians such as

Jerry Lee Lewis,

Tom Petty

and

George Thorogood,

Bo Diddley

was laid to rest Saturday. Friends and relatives celebrated the man who helped give birth to rock-and-roll

. Diddley, 79, died of heart failure Monday at his home in Archer, Fla. "In 1955, he used to keep the crowds rocking and rolling way before

Elvis Presley

," Diddley's grandson

Garry Mitchell

said.

'Panda' kicks rivals

Kung Fu Panda

, the animated comedy starring

Jack Black,

was the weekend's top film, taking in $60 million in sales for Viacom Inc. and DreamWorks Animation SKG.

Adam Sandler's

You Don't Mess With the Zohan

opened in second place with sales of $40 million, according to Media by Numbers.

Drummer sued

Mark Herndon,

drummer for the country group

Alabama,

is being sued by band members, who say he was overpaid $202,670. Their lawsuit says that in 2003, Herndon was paid for his share of net merchandise sales during the band's farewell tour before a final accounting.

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