Like Ringo Star of the Beatles, I’ve never been into drum solos, but Buddy Rich is always fun to watch. One of the best drummers ever. The automated embed for the YouTube video is not working for just this one below, but the following two videos do still work, same format. Answer: This is because the owner disabled the ability to play the video on any site other than YouTube. Here’s a direct link where you can watch the Buddy Rich video there.
Was Buddy Rich the fastest drummer ever? Not according to measured speed against a drum hit counting machine. For drumming as a speed sport that title is currently held by Tom Grosset, but as far as I know Buddy Rich never tried.
Grosset beat Mike Mangini’s 1200 beats per minute.