Buddy Rich Centennial at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, CA

To honor drumming legend Buddy Rich's centennial, Rich's daughter Cathy Rich, Red Hot Chili Pepper's drummer Chad Smith and Buddy Rich Band drummer Gregg Potter were interviewed by Grammy Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman.  The Q&A included video footage of Rich's TV performances on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson and the Muppets as well as live performances including a very special one with his daughter Cathy Rich singing "the Beat Goes on." Rich, Potter and Smith all discussed Rich's influence on drummers and music as well as stories highlighting major parts of his career from drum battles with Gene Krupa to playing with Frank Sinatra.

Text and photos by Alex Kluft

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