Buddy Rich

1917 - 1987

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Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buddy Rich has received more than 2,680,143 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Buddy Rich is the 279th most popular musician (down from 236th in 2019), the 1,528th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,275th in 2019) and the 81st most popular American Musician.

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Among musicians, Buddy Rich ranks 279 out of 2,675Before him are Fela Kuti, Sonny Rollins, Domenico Alberti, Cozy Powell, Cliff Williams, and Rudolf Schenker. After him are Charles Mingus, John Zorn, Salif Keita, Izzy Stradlin, Billy Idol, and Yngwie Malmsteen.

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Among people born in 1917, Buddy Rich ranks 69Before him are Yukio Tsuda, John Cornforth, Juan Rulfo, Ko Arima, Henry Ford II, and Will Eisner. After him are David Easton, William Standish Knowles, Herbert Lom, Obdulio Varela, Rodney Robert Porter, and Kunitaka Sueoka. Among people deceased in 1987, Buddy Rich ranks 42Before him are Jaco Pastorius, Liberace, Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover, Bob Fosse, Alistair MacLean, and Henry Ford II. After him are Douglas Sirk, Didier Pironi, Danny Kaye, Camille Chamoun, Yakov Zeldovich, and Randolph Scott.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buddy Rich ranks 1,528 out of 15,968Before him are Sonny Rollins (1930), Bill Pullman (1953), J. K. Simmons (1955), Will Eisner (1917), Fran Drescher (1957), and Lee Iacocca (1924). After him are Russ Meyer (1922), Charles Mingus (1922), Carole King (1942), Sol LeWitt (1928), John Zorn (1953), and Max Wright (1943).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Buddy Rich ranks 81Before him are Kirk Hammett (1962), Mike Shinoda (1977), Jerry Reed (1937), Ray Conniff (1916), Dave Mustaine (1961), and Sonny Rollins (1930). After him are Charles Mingus (1922), John Zorn (1953), Izzy Stradlin (1962), Art Tatum (1909), Ornette Coleman (1930), and Burt Bacharach (1928).