Buddy Rich

Buddy Rich bio

Birth Name: Bernard Rich

Occupation: Drummer

Place Of Birth: Brooklyn

Date Of Birth: September 30, 1917

Date Of Death: April 2, 1987

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: American

Buddy Rich was born on the 30th of September, 1917. He was known for being a Drummer. Jazz drummer and bandleader who appeared on more than sixty albums as a sideman and leader. He played with an array of groups, including Tommy Dorsey ‘s orchestra.

Buddy Rich was born in Brooklyn. He was playing professionally in Vaudeville at eighteen months. He worked as a bandleader at as early as eleven years old. He was never formally trained and started playing percussion at a year old with spoons.

Buddy Rich was a Libra and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Bernard Rich is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Buddy Rich’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Buddy Rich’s parents.

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Like many famous people and celebrities, Buddy Rich kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Buddy Rich was born in the Year of the Serpent.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Bernard Rich
NICKNAME: The world’s greatest drummer, Traps, Traps the Drum Wonder (as a boy), “B” (as an adult)
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Buddy Rich was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Buddy Rich was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are often seen as humorous and gifted in literature and art. However, the snake can be overly suspicious, which makes them a bit paranoid.

Ruling Planet: Buddy Rich had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Buddy Rich’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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