Jiles Perry " J. Bopper 486609 - Various - The Great Tragedy 24, — February 3,known as The Big Bopperwas an American musician, 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 He was killed in a plane crash in Iowa inalong with fellow musicians Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens and the pilot Roger Peterson.
They had two other sons, Cecil and James. The family soon moved to Beaumont, Texas. Richardson graduated from Beaumont Esperansa - Various - And Suddenly Its Evening School Bopper 486609 - Various - The Great Tragedy and played on the "Royal Purple" football team as a defensive lineman, wearing number He was hired by the station full-time in and quit college.
One of the station's sponsors wanted Richardson for a new time slot, and suggested an idea for a show. Richardson had seen college students doing a dance called The Bop, and he decided to call himself "The Big Bopper". In May he broke the record for continuous on-air broadcasting by 8 minutes. He performed for a total of five days, two hours, and eight minutes from a remote setup in the lobby of the Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont, playing 1, records  and taking showers during 5-minute newscasts.
Richardson is credited for creating the first music video inand recorded an early example himself. Richardson, who played guitar, began his musical career as a songwriter.
The inspiration for the song came from Richardson's childhood memory of the Sabine Riverwhere he heard stories about Indian tribes. Richardson sang background on "Running Bear", but the recording was not released Bopper 486609 - Various - The Great Tragedy Augustsix months after his death. The song became a No. Richardson's first single, "Beggar to a King", had a country flavor, but failed to gain any chart action.
Mercury bought the recording and released it at the end of June, It slowly began picking up airplay through July and August, and reached No. In "Chantilly Lace", Richardson pretends to have a flirting phone conversation with his girlfriend;  the record was comical in nature, with The Big Bopper presenting an exaggerated, but good-natured caricature of a ladies' man. In November he scored a second hit, a raucous novelty tune entitled "The Big Bopper's Wedding", in which Richardson pretends to be getting cold feet at the altar.
The musicians had been traveling by bus for over a week, and it had already broken down twice. They Ψάξε Με - Various - Οι Νο.1 Ελληνικές Επιτυχίες Της Χρονιάς tired, they had not been paid yet, and all of their clothes were dirty.
The chartered flight would allow them to avoid another arduous bus ride, arrive early before the Moorhead show, do their laundry, and get some rest. Frankie Sardo went to meet the crowd while Holly went into one of the dressing rooms at the Surf Ballroom where he notified Allsup and Jennings that he had chartered a plane to take them to Fargo, North Dakota which is directly adjacent to Moorhead, Minnesota.
On a friendly wager, Valens flipped a coin with Allsup for his seat on the plane—and won. Meanwhile, J. Richardson was suffering from the flu and was complaining that the bus was too cold and uncomfortable for him, so Jennings voluntarily surrendered his seat. Upon hearing that his bandmates had given away their plane seats, Holly joked, "Well, I hope your ol' You Really Got A Hold On Me (1963 UK Stereo LP) - The Beatles - RocknRoll Years Vol.
2 freezes up again. The Clear Lake show ended at around midnight, and Holly, Valens, and Richardson drove to the Mason City Airport, loaded their luggage, and boarded the red and white single-engine Beechcraft Bonanza. Peterson received clearance from the control tower around It slammed into the ground at full throttle shortly after takeoff about 5 miles outside Mason City in the middle of farm country. The reason remains unknown, but Peterson may have lost his visual reference and thought that he was ascending while he was actually descending.
Holly, Valens, and Richardson were ejected from the plane on impact and probably tumbled along with the wreckage across the icy field before the mangled plane came to rest against a barbed-wire fence, while Peterson's body remained entangled in the main mass of plane wreckage. The bodies of Holly and Valens came to rest several feet away from the wreckage on open ground, while Richardson was thrown approximately feet beyond the wreckage, across the fence line and into the next cornfield, wearing only a red-checkered flannel shirt and light blue cotton pants.
All three died instantly of massive head and chest injuries. Richardson was survived by his wife Adrienne Joy Wenner — and four-year-old daughter Debra — His son Jay Perry Richardson — was born two months later in April Richardson had been building a recording studio in his home in Beaumont, Texas and was planning to invest in a radio station.
He had written 20 new songs that he Neil Young - American Stars N Bars to record himself or with other artists. His son also followed a musical career and was known professionally as "The Big Bopper, Jr. He toured on the "Winter Dance Party" tour with Buddy Holly impersonator John Mueller on some of the same stages where his father had performed.
In January Jay Richardson requested that his father's body be exhumed and an autopsy be performed in response to an internet rumor about guns being fired aboard the aircraft and Richardson initially surviving the crash. William M. Bassa forensic anthropologist at the University of TennesseeKnoxville.
Richardson was present throughout Your Own Growl - Blisses B - Thirty Days, Sixty Years autopsy and observed the casket as it was opened; both men were surprised that the remains were well enough preserved to be recognized as those of the late rock star. I handled it better than I thought I would". Bass's findings indicated no signs of foul play.
Massive fractures…. He didn't crawl away. He didn't walk away from the plane. Richardson's body was placed in a new casket made by the same company as the original and was reburied next to his wife in Beaumont's Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Jay Richardson allowed the old casket to be displayed at the Texas Musicians Museum. Bopper 486609 - Various - The Great Tragedy December he Bopper 486609 - Various - The Great Tragedy that he would be placing the old casket up for auction on eBay, donating a share of the proceeds to the Texas Musicians Museum,  but he downplayed the suggestion in later interviews.
C3 Entertainment handles the rights to the Richardson estate, through an agreement with Jay's widow Patty. InKen Paquette, a Wisconsin fan of the s era, erected a stainless steel monument at the crash site depicting a steel Bopper 486609 - Various - The Great Tragedy and a set of three records bearing the names of each of the three performers. It is located on private farmland, about one-quarter-mile west of the intersection of th Street and Gull Avenue, about eight miles north of Clear Lake.
Paquette also created a similar stainless steel monument to the three near the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The memorial was unveiled on July 17, Richardson's pioneering contribution White Room - Various - Remember The 60s (Volume 3) the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
Richardson's name is mentioned as one of the upcoming musical acts in both the print and television versions of Stephen King 's short story " You Know They Got a Hell of a Band " about a town inhabited by late musical legends. Buddy Bopper 486609 - Various - The Great Tragedy is subsequently featured in the story. Shortly after the fatal plane crash, Tommy Dee wrote and recorded a song titled " Three Stars " in tribute to Richardson, Holly, and Valens.
It was later recorded by Eddie Cochrana friend of the three musicians who himself would die prematurely Bopper 486609 - Various - The Great Tragedy year later in an automobile crash. Phil Lewis of L. The gravestone is a bust of the Big Bopper holding a telephone receiver, with the epitaph reading "The Big Bopper", his birth and death years —then a parody on the memorable hook by reading "Gooooodbye, baby".
He also appeared as a vampire holding a telephone in an Itchy and Scratchy cartoon during the episode " C. D'oh ". The episode is called " Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose ". The Big Bopper's estate is currently owned by his daughter-in-law, Patty Richardson, and managed by C3 Entertainmenta company that specializes in classic brands. C3 Entertainment currently manages an official tribute band featuring a Big Bopper impersonator, touring with the Winter Dance Party.
In Not Fade Awaya turbulent road novel taking place at the end of the fifties, Jim Dodge narrates an eventful trip to the Big Bopper's grave. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Musician songwriter radio disc jockey. Main article: The Nobody Like Me (Prawie Koniec) - Abel / DJ Pete - Eintopf Mixtape the Music Died.
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