Buddy Rich

Jazz drummer and bandleader

Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was known as "the world's greatest drummer" and for his virtuoso technique, power, groove, and speed. He was born in Brooklyn, New York.

Rich in May 1947

Rich died in Los Angeles, California from heart failure, aged 69.[1]


  1. Barron, James, New York Times obituary, "Buddy Rich...dies". April 3, 1987; accessed March 9, 2010.

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