BUDDY RICH rare vintage 1967 UK jazz concert program


BUDDY RICH rare vintage 1967 UK jazz concert program

BUDDY RICH & HIS ORCHESTRA - vintage original March-April 1967 U.K. tour program Up for auction is a rare original program for American jazz drummer and bandleader BUDDY RICH's March-April 1967 British tour presented by Harold Davison. The tour consisted of 9 dates kicking off at the Fairfield Hall in Croydon on March 31 and ending at Coventry Theatre in Coventry on April 16, 1967. Billed as the World's Greatest Drummer, Rich was born on September 30, 1917. His jazz career began in 1937 playing with Joe Marsala at New York's Hickory House. By 1939, he had joined Tommy Dorsey's band, and he later went on to play with such jazz greats as Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Ventura, Louis Armstrong and Gene Krupa. Rich was regularly featured in Jazz at the Philharmonic during the late 1940s. He also appeared in such Hollywood films as "Symphony of Swing" (1939), "Ship Ahoy" (1942) and "How's About It" (1943). Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Rich toured with his own bands and opened two nightclubs, Buddy's Place and Buddy's Place II. Both clubs were regularly filled to capacity by fans of the great drummer. Buddy Rich died of heart failure on April 2, 1987 following surgery for a malignant brain tumor. The program measures 8-1/4 x 10-1/4 inches (20.9 x 26.0 cm) and consists of 2

PLEASE NOTICE FREE SHIPPING REGARDLESS OF HOW MANY ITEMS YOU MAY WIN!

... read more