Re: Mr. Drums "Buddy Rich"
I can't remember when I first saw Buddy--probably on the Tonight show--but I did see him in person once.
I was in 7th or 8th grade ('77 or '78), and I saw him at an area high school.
I got his auograph, and could have gotten a pair of his sticks if I would have taken them off his kit between sets....but 'back then' no one would really think of doing that.
Nowadays kids would just snatch them.
I do remember the band and his playing was great and he was really nice when I asked for his autograph.
He was funny with the audience too.