Buddy Rich, drummer and bandleader, entered the entertainment business at a young age, appearing in his parent's vaudeville act at age 2. He played drums and tap-danced on Broadway at age 4, and at age 11 he was leading his own band. Throughout his career, he played with a number of big bands. In 1966 he formed his own very successful big band.
Did you know?
- When drummer Buddy Rich was performing with Tommy Dorsey's band he once played a three month stretch with one arm in a sling.
- Buddy Rich had his own nightclub in New York City called "Buddy's Place."
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