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The Big Bopper

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Birthday ***, 1930
Place of Birth Sabine Pass, Texas
Death day February 3, 1959 (28 years old)
Zodiac Sign Scorpio
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The Big Bopper

Jiles Perry “J. P. "Richardson Jr., known as The Big Bopper, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and disc racer. His most famous compositions include" Chantilly Lace "and "White Lightning," which later became George Jones' debut hit in 1959. Richardson was killed in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa in 1959, along with other musicians. and Ritchie Valens, and pilot Roger Peterson. The crash was called "Dead Music Day" in the 1971 song "American Pie" by Don McLean.

Birth name Jiles Perry Richardson Jr.
Also known as J. P. Richardson
Born October 24, 1930, Sabine Pass, Texas, U.S.
Died February 3, 1959, Clear Lake, Iowa, U.S.
Genres Rock and roll, rockabilly, country
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, radio disc jockey
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 1954–1959
Labels Mercury Records
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About The Big Bopper

DJ, singer, and songwriter best known for his hit "Chantilly Lace." He also wrote songs such as "White Lightning" and "Running Bear."

The Big Bopper before fame

Born Jiles Perry "J.P." Richardson, Jr., he was a defensive lineman for his high school football team.

Achievement of The Big Bopper

He died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.

The Big Bopper family life

He married Adrianne Joy Fryon on April 18, 1952. They had two children together, Jay and Debra.

Associations of The Big Bopper

He took the seat on the doomed airplane that was supposed to be for Waylon Jennings.

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Latest information about The Big Bopper updated on June 14 2021.