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About Buddy Rich
Buddy Rich, born Bernard Rich, was a child music prodigy years before earning a reputation in later years as a jazz bandleader. At just two years old, he started playing drums and when he turned four, he was billed as ‘Baby Traps the Drum Wonder’ on Broadway.
He started pursuing jazz professionally in 1937, aged 20, performing with Joe Marsala, the clarinettist. He finally found fame as a bandleader when he formed his Buddy Rich Big Band in 1966.
His parents, Robert Rich and Bess Skolnik were Jewish-American vaudevillians. Actor Jonathan Haze is his cousin. From 1953 to his death, he was married to dancer Marie Allison with whom he had a daughter named Cathy.
He is a Percussive Arts Society Hall of Famer and was the recipient of a Berklee College of Music honorary doctorate.
He died on 2 April 1987 while receiving treatment for a malignant brain tumour.
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Famous quotes by Buddy Rich
But I think that any young drummer starting out today should get himself a great teacher and learn all there is to know about the instrument that he wants to play.Buddy Rich
But, I don't think any arranger should ever write a drum part for a drummer because if a drummer can't create his own Interpretation of the chart and he plays everything that's written, he becomes mechanical he has no freedom.Buddy Rich
I can't sit down long enough to absorb any kind of learning.Buddy Rich
I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums, and never mind about the tunes. Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting up there playing the solo. And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today.Buddy Rich
F.A.Q. about Buddy Rich
When is his birthday?
Buddy Rich's birthday is on September 30, 1917.
In how many days is his birthday?
Buddy Rich's birthday is in 305 days
How old was Buddy Rich when he died?
He was 69 years old.
When did he die?
He died in April 2, 1987.
How old would he be today?
Buddy Rich would be 104 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Buddy Rich from?
He was born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S..
Buddy Rich's Popularity
Buddy Rich was a famous American drummer, bandleader, and actor, who was born on September 30, 1917. As a person born on this date, Buddy Rich is listed in our database as the 62nd most popular celebrity for the day (September 30) and the 51st most popular for the year (1917).
People born on September 30 fall under the Zodiac sign of Libra, the Scales. Buddy Rich is the 1843rd most popular Libra.
Aside from information specific to Buddy Rich's birthday, Buddy Rich is the 12797th most famous American and ranks 178th in famous people born in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
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