Re: Who else saw Buddy Rich live?
My Dad took me to see Buddy in Southport UK. He died not too long afterwards as I recall (so it must have been around 85/86).
I didn't realise at the time how important this gig would become to me in later life because (at 13 years old and with only 2 years experience under my belt) I was too young to fully appreciate it.
But I do recall he had a talent that was off the scale and a style that was very aggressive, which combined to captive the audience.
Talent aside I suspect he was quote an imposing and intimidating character to come face to face with. I wouldn't have liked to rub him up the wrong way if you know what I mean.