I've told an expanded version of this story about Buddy and Vox drums in another thread:
In 1967 (when I was 15) I attended a taping of "Away We Go", a summer TV show on CBS that starred Buddy, George Carlin and Buddy Greco. Marie Rich (Buddy's wife) was one of my chaperones that night, and when the stage hands wheeled out the riser with Buddy's new (Vox) drums on it for the band's number I blurted out "I see he's playing his new Vox drums. I heard they paid him $100,000 to play those." in front of Marie. Although she didn't say anything to me at that time, when she took me back stage to meet Buddy after the taping, Marie introduced me to Buddy and as I was shaking his hand she said "Hey Buddy, you ought to listen to that kid. He knows more about your business dealings than you do!"