Buddy Rich was born in Brooklyn to Jewish-American parents Bess (née Skolnik) and Robert Rich, both vaudevillians.:6 Wikipedia
Skolnick is an anagram of Nicholls.
More on Hunter Thompson ‘Suicide’ from Skolnick; Others (Feb. 26, 2005)
Feb. 26, 2005Forward courtesy of Dr. Kanya <DRKANYA@aol.com >Original Title
Sherman Skolnick: Was Hunter Thompson Suicided?by CLOAKANDDAGGER.CA published in Conspiracy Planet, Saturday, February 26
Sherman Skolnick has addressed this issue Monday, 2/21, on Jeff Rense’s show, http://www.rense.com, & Tuesday, 2/22, on his own Cloak‡ show, http://www.cloakanddagger.ca, as well.
Skolnick reports that Thompson was working on an expose of the homosexual pedophile underground which permeates the MSM, Washington, DC, & BOTH political parties, a la the Franklin Coverup scandal of the 80’s & 90’s. The danger of the Jeff Gannon scandal is causing panic among the MSM & DC, according to Skolnick.
Skolnick claims that Gannon AKA Gluckert is really Johnny Gosch, who was kidnapped as a child in 1982 & pressed into a pedophile prostitution ring which was directly connected to Franklin. SS advises to google “Johnny Gosch” & be amazed at the results. …
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Rich’s relationship with Frank Sinatra is described in the Wikepedia entry for Buddy Rich. Other sources reveal that Frank Sinatra originally sponsored his concerts, but when no one showed up and Sinatra lost money, Sinatra withdrew support.
The claim that Buddy Rich was in the Dorsey Band in 1942 doesn’t have much evidence to support it. Excuse my imprecision, but I think I’ve spotted him dressed as a girl in the 1957 Scarsdale High School yearbook, and also seated at a piano in another photo dressed as a male. I’ll post those eventually, so that other people can decide for themselves.
“In 1942, Rich left the Dorsey band to join the United States Marine Corps, in which he served as a judo instructor, never saw combat, and was discharged due to medical reasons. He rejoined the Dorsey group after leaving the Marines two years later. In 1946, Rich formed his own band with financial support from Sinatra, and continued to lead different groups on and off until the early fifties.:92, 95
Rich was known to have a short temper. Dusty Springfield reportedly slapped Rich after several days of “putting up with Rich’s insults and show-biz sabotage”. He was also known for his rivalry with Frank Sinatra—which sometimes ended in brawls—when both were members of Tommy Dorsey‘s band. However, the two remained lifelong friends and Sinatra delivered a eulogy at Rich’s funeral.Billy Cobham stated he once met Rich in a club and asked him to sign his snare but Rich dropped it down the stairs.
Rich’s temper, mercurial attitude, and imposing personality were documented in secret recordings that pianist Lee Musiker made during some of his tantrums on tour buses and backstage in the early 1980s. These recordings, long circulated in bootleg form, have done much to fuel the reputation of Rich’s personality. The tapes were popular with comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Larry David, who used three quotes from them more or less verbatim on Seinfeld:
A close analysis of the faces of Buddy Rich and Senator John McCain, reveal that it is the same man. The wrinkle marks of the forehead and upper nose match precisely in the two characters. There are several horizontal forehead wrinkles, but one curves upward above the eye. The relative positioning of the wrinkles on both characters is the same. Everything else matches between the two. There are no color photos of the young John McCain, so who knows what color his eyes were?