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American Singer The Big Bopper was born on 24th October, 1930 in Sabine Pass, Texas and passed away on 3rd Feb 1959 Clear Lake, Iowa, USA aged 28. He is most remembered for Chantilly Lace. His zodiac sign is Scorpio.
Jiles Perry Richardson Jr., Jape Richardson, J. P. Richardson
28 (age at death) years
24th October, 1930
Sabine Pass, Texas
3rd February, 1959
|Place of Death||
Clear Lake, Iowa, USA
Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, USA
|Claim to Fame||
|Music Genre (Text)||
Rock and roll, Rockabilly, Country
Rock & Roll
Exuberant, Amiable/Good-Natured, Cheerful, Happy, Carefree, Rowdy, Freewheeling, Rambunctious, Rollicking, Boisterous
Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson Jr. (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959), known as The Big Bopper, was an American musician, singer, songwriter, and disc jockey. His best known compositions include "Chantilly Lace" and "White Lightning", the latter of which became George Jones' first number-one hit in 1959. Richardson was killed in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa in 1959, along with fellow musicians Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, and the pilot Roger Peterson. The accident was famously referred to as "The Day the Music Died" in Don McLean's 1971 song "American Pie".
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