Buddy Rich Jazz Musician
Buddy Rich • He was born Sept 30, 1917 and died April 2, 1987. • He played drums. • He is well known for Big Band Jazz and was the leader of his own band called the Buddy Rich Big Band. • He was a child star performing as “Traps the Drum Wonder” • He became known as the “greatest drummer ever to live.” • He revolutionized the way drummers in all styles play today.
Interesting Facts About Buddy • He had a bad temper. • He could not read music! • He played with Louis Armstrong. • He held a black belt in karate. • He was clocked at doing 20 single strokes per second. • He never took any lessons on the how to play the drums. Ever.