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Cathy Rich Shares Memories Of Her Dad, Jazz Drummer Buddy Rich

Jazz drummer Buddy Rich performs on July 13, 1978, at the Nice Jazz Festival. Born Bernard Rich to vaudevillians Robert and Bess Rich 30 September 1917, the famed drummer was introduced to audiences at a very young age. By 1921, he was a seasoned solo performer with his vaudeville act "Traps the Drum Wonder". Rich performed regularly on Brodway. His jazz career began in 1937 when he began playing with Joe Marsala at New York's Hickory House. Later he went to play with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Ventura, Louis Armstrong. Rich died on April 2, 1987. (RAPH GATTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Jazz drummer Buddy Rich performs on July 13, 1978, at the Nice Jazz Festival. Born Bernard Rich to vaudevillians Robert and Bess Rich 30 September 1917, the famed drummer was introduced to audiences at a very young age. By 1921, he was a seasoned solo performer with his vaudeville act “Traps the Drum Wonder”. Rich performed regularly on Brodway. His jazz career began in 1937 when he began playing with Joe Marsala at New York’s Hickory House. Later he went to play with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Ventura, Louis Armstrong. Rich died on April 2, 1987. (RAPH GATTI/AFP/Getty Images)

CHICAGO (CBS) – Cathy Rich, the only child of jazz drumming legend Buddy Rich sat down with CBS 2 photographer and Blackbox frontman Damon Ranger and shared never before seen photos and videos of her father for this Father’s Day.

Cathy, who just moved to Chicago, is also planning another big move, moving the annual Buddy Rich memorial concert to Chicago this November.

She said her father started his professional career when he was only 2 years old.

“And he was the second-highest-paid child star in the world, next to Jackie Coogan, who at the time was a huge movie star,” Cathy said.

Buddy Rich started playing with big bands in the 1930s and kept at it until his death in 1987.

You can learn more about Buddy Rich’s legendary career by watching the full video above.