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Trivia Quiz - Buddy Rich


What do you know about this jazz drumming legend? We've got Buddy Rich trivia coming at you!

Quiz Number: 4143
Date Submitted: November 08, 2011
Quiz Categories: Jazz and Blues
Quiz Type: Personality Quiz
Author: bill
Average Score: 50 percent
Times Taken: 33 times
Taken by Registered Users: 1
Quiz is about: Buddy Rich

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1. Buddy Rich began playing drums in vaudeville when he was 18 months old and was billed under what name?
  A.   Bernard the Wonder Drummer
  B.   Buddy the Drum Bunny
  C.   Rich the Rocking Drummer
  D.   Traps the Drum Wonder

2. What jazz band did Buddy Rich join in 1939 at the age of 22?
  A.   Tommy Dorsey
  B.   Benny Goodman
  C.   Glenn Miller
  D.   Ozzie Nelson

3. Where was Buddy Rich regularly featured in the 1940s?
  A.   Jazz at the Ritz
  B.   Jazz at the Philharmonic
  C.   Jazz in Las Vegas
  D.   Jazz in LA

4. In 1966, Buddy Rich recorded a now-famous 10-minute medley derived from what Leonard Bernstein musical?
  A.   West Side Story
  B.   Wonderful Town
  C.   On the Town
  D.   The Lark

5. In which of the following movies did Buddy not appear?
  A.   Symphony of Swing (1939)
  B.   Ship Ahoy (1942)
  C.   How's About It (1943).
  D.   Anchors Aweigh (1945)

6. In his adult career, what was Rich\'s nickname among his friends and colleagues?
  A.   B
  B.   R
  C.   Big
  D.   Drums

7. In a 1981 episode of "The Muppet Show," Buddy Rich engaged in a "drum battle" with what Muppet character?
  A.   Grover
  B.   Miss Piggy
  C.   Kermit the Frog
  D.   Animal

8. On April 2, 1987, Rich died of heart failure following surgery for a malignant brain tumor. What entertainer and friend gave the eulogy?
  A.   Frank Sinatra
  B.   Johnny Carson
  C.   Steve Allen
  D.   Merv Griffin

9. What jazz great called Buddy Rich, "The greatest drummer ever to have drawn breath."
  A.   Luis Armstrong
  B.   Nat King Cole
  C.   Gene Krupa
  D.   Artie Shaw

10. What famous rock drummer produced the 1994 Buddy Rich tribute album, "Burning for Buddy: A Tribute to the Music of Buddy Rich"?
  A.   Alan White
  B.   Neil Peart
  C.   Bill Bruford
  D.   Carl Palmer


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