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EP 183 - Working for Buddy Rich with Howie Stulberg





Howie Stulberg worked for Buddy Rich as his roadie/assistant when he was 21 years old in 1978 and had the time of his life for 2 years. He shares great stories of how some days he and Buddy would be drinking malts and going to baseball games, but and other days if you caught Buddy in the wrong mood - he would give you a piece of his mind and fire you on the spot. Howie discusses a day in the life with Buddy, Performing on Johnny Carson, and the famous Buddy Rich Rant tapes (which Howie was present for the recording). Howie was Buddy Rich's right hand man and would carry everything for him so all Buddy had to worry about was being the worlds best drummer.


This episode is done with 100% respect for Buddy and I hope everyone enjoys it!

Thank you to Dr. Matt Brennan for sponsoring this episode with his great book "Kick It: A Social History of the Drum Kit". Purchase it here: www.rebeats.com/books

Also, check out John DeChristophers "Live from my Drum Room" YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@livefrommydrumroom

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