Everyone knows the Sonny and Cher version of ‘The Beat Goes On’ written by Sonny Bono. I have an updated lounge version of the track by The All Seeing I, featuring a vocalist that I didn’t know and I sometimes play it at gigs. I bought a new Buddy Rich album recently (for more information on my obsession with Buddy Rich click here) and saw there was a version of ‘The Beat Goes On’. I listened to it and found out who the unknown singer is; it’s Cathy Rich, Buddy’s daughter.
What’s remarkable is that Cathy Rich was only twelve years old when this was recorded in 1967. She obviously inherited some of her dad’s considerable musical talent! This video isn’t the best quality but when the camera focusses on a close-up of her you can see how young she was.
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I love this song so much, but never realised Cathy was only 12! I just always assumed that Cathy Rich was Buddy’s wife! I didn’t know that Sonny & Cher had recorded this, I must check it out. Thanks for brightening up my morning!
Sonny Bono actually had this played at his funeral and written on his tombstone as his epitaph. Too cool!