Need to know
BUDDY OUSTS GENE
Joining Slingerland meant Buddy leapfrogged Gene Krupa who had been the company’s number one star since the 1930s.
BUDDY RICH SIGNATURE
The 80N kit included a cowbell, Dynamo hi-hat pedal and Tempo King bass drum pedal, although Buddy himself continued to play a Rogers Swiv-O-Matic.
When Henry Slingerland Jr (aka Bud) retired in 1970 the Slingerland company passed out of family ownership.