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Buddy Rich
Bernard "Buddy" Rich is an American conductor and jazz drummer. He is considered one of the most influential drummers of all time. Rich was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He discovered his passion for jazz as a child and started playing drums at the age of 2. He started playing jazz in 1937, working with artists such as Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, and Harry James. From 1942 to 1944, Rich served in the United States Marine Corps. From 1945 to 1948, he conducted the Buddy Rich Orchestra. In 1966 he recorded a large group style remix of songs from West Side Story. He enjoyed lasting success in 1966 with the founding of the Buddy Rich Big Band, also known as the Buddy Rich Band and the Big Machine Band. Rich is known for his skillful technique, strength and speed. He is a proponent of the traditional grip, although he sometimes uses the matchstick grip when playing the cone.
Birth nameBernard Rich
Also known asTraps, The Drum Wonder, Mr. Drums
BornSeptember 30, 1917, New York City, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 2, 1987, Los Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresJazz, big band, swing
Occupation(s)Musician, bandleader
Years active1921–1987
LabelsClef, Norgran, Verve, RCA, Pacific Jazz, Liberty, Blue Note, Groove Merchant, EmArcy, Mercury
Associated actsJoe Marsala, Bunny Berigan, Artie Shaw, Tommy Dorsey, Benny Carter, Harry James, Les Brown, Frank Sinatra, Charlie Ventura, Jazz at the Philharmonic

About Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich
Buddy Rich

Drummer Buddy Rich was born on September 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, United States (He dies at the age of 69, on April 2, 1987).

As a sideman and leader, he appeared on over sixty records as a jazz drummer and bandleader. Composer Tommy Dorsey's orchestra was one among the several organizations with which he performed.

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Buddy Rich before becoming famous

Buddy Rich was born in the Zodiac sign Libra (The Scales), and 1917 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Serpent (蛇).

At the age of eighteen months, he began performing professionally in Vaudeville. He started working as a bandleader when he was eleven years old.

Achievement of Buddy Rich

He was never formally trained and started playing percussion at a year old with spoons.

Buddy Rich's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

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Buddy Rich

His Jewish parents, Robert and Bess Rich, were both vaudeville performers when he was born. With his wife Marie Allison, he had one daughter, Cathy.

Buddy Rich on Social Media

Buddy Rich on Facebook: @BuddyRich.

Buddy Rich Collabed with

He has collaborated with Trumpet Player Louis Armstrong on recordings.

Buddy Rich Income & Net worth

Buddy Rich's income mainly comes from the work that created his reputation: a drummer. Information about his net worth in 2024 is being updated as soon as possible by allfamous.org, you can contact to tell us Net Worth of the Buddy Rich.

Buddy Rich Height and Weight

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Latest information about Buddy Rich updated on March 20 2023.