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Buddy Rich (1917–1987)

Buddy Rich was born on September 30, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York, USA as Bernard Rich. He was married to Marie Allison. He died on April 2, 1987 in Santa Monica, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2014 Whiplash (performer: "Cathy's Song") / (writer: "Cathy's Song")
 2013 The Mark of Beauty (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Ayu (2013) ... (performer: "Sweethearts On Parade")
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Pre-Metal (2011) ... (performer: "Not So Quiet, Please")
 2009 ...Sings The Beatles (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Norwegian Wood")
 2005 So You Think You Can Dance (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Top 10 (2005) ... (performer: "Big Swing Face")
 2000 Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Smooching and Mooching (2000) ... (performer: "The Monster" - uncredited)
 1997 A Simple Wish (performer: "From the Sticks" (1959)) / (writer: "From the Sticks" (1959))
 1982 Sinatra: Concert for the Americas (Video) (performer: "Prologue" (from 'West Side Story'), "The Jet Song" (From 'West Side Story') - uncredited)
 1975 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 28 July 1975 (1975) ... (performer: "Sweet Georgia Brown" - uncredited)
 1961 Playboy's Penthouse (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.6 (1961) ... (performer: "Baubles, Bangles and Beads")
 1958 Youthful Sinners ("Desperate Desmond")
 1942 Ship Ahoy (performer: "Hawaiian War Chant (Ta-Hu-Wa-Ha-Hai)" (1936) (uncredited), "I'll Take Tallulah" (1942))
 1941 Las Vegas Nights (performer: "The Trombone Man Is the Best Man in the Land" - uncredited)
 1939 Dancing Co-Ed (performer: "Gangbusters" - uncredited)
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Guested on the daytime television program "Red Rowe's Get Together". See more »

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1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | See more »


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Ringo Starr was adequate. No more than that. See more »


A big early influence on Phil Collins, who bought his live album "Swingin' New Big Band" in 1966. After reading Rich's opinion on the importance of hi-hats, Collins stopped using two bass drums and started using the hi-hat. Roger Taylor from Queen has also paid tribute, saying "of just sheer technique he's the best I've ever seen". See more »



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