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Buddy Rich

Jazz Drummer/Band Leader Buddy Rich

Full Name: Bernard Rich
Profession: Jazz Drummer/Band Leader

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: American jazz drummer and bandleader, billed as "the world's greatest drummer".

Known for his virtuoso technique, power, groove and speed.

Born: September 30, 1917
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Star Sign: Libra

Died: April 2, 1987 (aged 69)
Cause of Death: Respiratory and cardiac failure after receiving treatment for brain tumors

Events in the Life of Buddy Rich

  • 1973-02-06 Drummer Buddy Rich plays influential performance at the Top of the Plaza, Richmond New York, later televised by PBS

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