Buddy Rich in 1982 had a heart attack during this drum solo but kept going

Buddy Rich in 1982 had a heart attack during this drum solo but kept going and
performed one of the most epic drum solos in history. Reaction + Stats and Character Sheet
 

C.M. Jones

Well-known member
Rich's central philosophy, which he advocated in an interview with Larry King in the 1980s, was that no matter what befalls, you're obligated to plow forth and get the job done. Death, he declared, is the only force that should prevent you from carrying out a task. He required his bandmates to show up and perform when they were ill, and he was notoriously unsympathetic to excuses related to health. He was a tough fellow from a rugged era.
 
It's incredible such a commitment! Today in music nothing like this exist anymore. I'm not saying this is right or wrong it's just really impressive.
 

newoldie

Silver Member
Just mind boggling.

One has to wonder how incredible the solo would have been with no heart attack occurrence.
 
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