Buddy Rich

1917 - 1987

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Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 30, 1917 – April 2, 1987) was an American jazz drummer, songwriter, conductor and bandleader. He is considered one of the most influential drummers of all time.Rich was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, United States. He discovered his affinity for jazz music at a young age and began drumming at the age of two. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Buddy Rich has received more than 3,103,029 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 35 in 2019). Buddy Rich is the 335th most popular musician (down from 279th in 2019), the 1,918th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,527th in 2019) and the 101st most popular Musician.

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Among musicians, Buddy Rich ranks 335 out of 2,662Before him are Ram Narayan, Nicko McBrain, Dave Murray, Robby Krieger, Gustavo Santaolalla, and Joe Strummer. After him are Don Airey, Billy Gibbons, Jack Bruce, Michael Cretu, Jean-Pierre Rampal, and Cliff Williams.

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Among people born in 1917, Buddy Rich ranks 83Before him are Will Eisner, Hirokazu Ninomiya, Obdulio Varela, Jean Rouch, Pedro Infante, and Harold Garfinkel. After him are Alparslan Türkeş, Zhang Chunqiao, Asmahan, Nikolai Ogarkov, Vera Lynn, and Irving Penn. Among people deceased in 1987, Buddy Rich ranks 46Before him are Mahadevi Varma, James Baldwin, Randolph Scott, Luis Federico Leloir, Yakov Zeldovich, and Rouben Mamoulian. After him are Liberace, Eugen Jochum, Américo Tomás, Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover, Salim Ali, and Alistair MacLean.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Buddy Rich ranks 1,918 out of 18,182Before him are Harold Garfinkel (1917), Asa Griggs Candler (1851), Vera Wang (1949), John Cusack (1966), Fran Drescher (1957), and Gloria Steinem (1934). After him are John Gavin (1931), Patricia Neal (1926), Debra Paget (1933), Nicholas Sparks (1965), Thomas A. Steitz (1940), and Billy Gibbons (1949).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Buddy Rich ranks 101Before him are Albert King (1923), Scott McKenzie (1939), Ry Cooder (1947), John Densmore (1944), Ray Conniff (1916), and Robby Krieger (1946). After him are Billy Gibbons (1949), Burt Bacharach (1928), Bo Diddley (1928), Liberace (1919), David Crosby (1941), and Peter Criss (1945).