One of legendary drummer Buddy Rich’s last requests of his daughter, Cathy, was to keep his band working, his music alive, and to do something for young people. No easy task, but eventually the idea of a yearly memorial concert seemed like the best way to do it. Cathy Rich produced the first Buddy Rich
Memorial Concert in 1988 at Carnegie Hall in New York and thus began the story of these incredible events.
Now it’s London’s turn… Taking place on the exact date of the 25th anniversary of Buddy’s passing – 2 April 1987 – at the world-famous London Palladium, the show will feature members of the US-based Buddy Rich Big Band reinforced by prominent session musicians from the UK, many of whom performed
with Buddy during his career. Fronted by some of the biggest names on the international drum scene (including Dave Weckl and Gregg Potter), the show will be co-hosted by Buddy’s daughter, Cathy Rich, who will present Lifetime Achievement Awards to three rock legends, and John Thomson of The Fast Show and Cold Feet fame. Special guests, including singing supremo Tony Christie, will also be appearing.
This is one show not to be missed – the world’s greatest musicians in the world’s greatest theatre paying tribute to “the world’s greatest drummer”.
April 2, 2012 at 7.30pm
A Really Useful Group Theatre
Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF
Tickets from £25 to £60
Box Office: 0844 412 4657 or book online at www.seetickets.com
Limited number of VIP tickets available to include meet-and-greet with headline artists, admission to after-show party and signed merchandise. Please
contact [email protected] for further information.
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