Saturday, August 25, 2012

Saturday Entertainment: Buddy Rich

Recently, Rolling Stone did another of those "Ten Best..." lists of musicians - this time it was drummers. Of course, all the usuals were there - Moon, Bonham, Peart, and also this guy:

Image credit: found here.

It's Buddy Rich, near the end of his long career. He looks like he barely survived the performance. In contrast to some of the rock drummers on the list, Rich shows more finesse and less power. Comparing him to Keith Moon is like comparing Gayle Sayers to Eric Campbell. Each great in his own way, but which you like better probably has more to do with your tastes than any objective comparison.

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