Buddy Rich (Drums)
Born: 30th September 1917, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Died: 2nd April 1987, Los Angeles, California, USA
Bernard "Buddy" Rich was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. He is considered one of the most influential drummers of all time.
Rich was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He discovered his affinity for jazz music at a young age and began drumming at the age of 2. He began playing jazz in 1937, working with acts such as Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie, and Harry James.