Buddy Rich is a drummer who basically started branching out in performance and playing. For years drummers were always in the background, but when Buddy came along he thrusted himself forward and started the drummer age of music today.
Bernard "Buddy" Rich (September 1917 – April was an American jazz drummer and bandleader. Rich was billed as "the world's greatest drummer" and was known for his virtuoso technique, power, groove, and speed.
Buddy Rich began playing drums in vaudeville when he was 18 months old, billed as "Traps the Drum Wonder." At the peak of Rich's childhood career, he was reportedly the second-highest paid child entertainer in the world.