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Old 02-09-2018, 10:39 PM
KamaK KamaK is offline
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Default Re: Is Buddy Rich REALLY the greatest drummer of all time?

Originally Posted by Freightshaker View Post
I would put Gene Krupa above Buddy

Edit- Krupa also brought more to the drumming world.
I credit Krupa for getting people to pick up the sticks, whereas I credit Rich for showing drummers what they could do with them after their third year playing.

Funny related anecdote...

I was talking to Jay Boon about Guitar Center circa 1999 and how they were eating mom&pop shops and asked what he thought. He said that he loved GC, because they sold thousands of $300 trash instruments, and one in a thousand of their customers would eventually learn to play guitar.... At which point they would come to him.
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