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Old 01-01-2006, 04:15 PM
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Default 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.
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