The Big Bopper

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Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959), commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American musician, songwriter, and disc jockey, whose big rockabilly look, style, voice, and exuberant personality made him an early rock and roll star. He is best known for his 1958 recording of "Chantilly Lace".

On February 3, 1959, Richardson died in a plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa, along with music stars Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, and pilot Roger Peterson. The accident was famously eulogized as "The Day the Music Died" in Don McLean's 1971 song "American Pie".

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Year Title RatingReleases
1959 Chantilly Lace 2

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1998 Hellooo Baby! The Best of the Big Bopper, 1954-1959 1
2010 Hello Baby! You Know What I Like! 1


Year Title RatingReleases
Purple People Eater Meets Witch Doctor / Chantilly Lace 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1959 Chantilly Lace Starring the Big Bopper 1

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