Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Today 1930 Big Bopper (JP Richardson) born

The Big Bopper was born as Jiles Perry Richardson on 1930_october_24 in Sabine Pass, TX and died 1959_february_03 in Clear Lake, IA.

He was legendary as one of the three rock greats to die in the tragic 1959 Clear Lake, IA, plane crash that also claimed the lives of Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper had just established himself as a rock hitmaker with the rollicking Chantilly Lace. Born in the heart of Texas, Richardson grew up in Beaumont and changed his first name to Jape. He broke into show biz as a DJ over KTRM radio, where he coined the nickname the Big Bopper. He began recording for Mercury in 1957, his animated baritone scaling pop play lists the next year with Chantilly Lace (easily his top seller) and the equally raucous novelty Big Bopper's Wedding. Richardson wrote White Lightning, a huge country hit for George Jones, and Johnny Preston's number-one smash Running Bear.

Big Bopper (JP Richardson) - Chantilly Lace 1958
01-Chantilly Lace
02-Pink Petticoats
03-Walking Through My Dreams
04-Old Maid
05-Big Bopper's Wedding
06-Little Red Riding Hood
07-Crazy Blues
08-Monkey Song (You Made a Monkey out of Me)
09-It's the Truth Ruth
10-White Lightnin'
11-Preacher and the Bear
12-Purple People Eater Meets the Witch Doctor

More info in the comment to his only LP.

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Big Bopper (JP Richardson) - Chantilly Lace 1958

You will have to do a little work to get the link. Sorry, otherwise I have to use 'transferrers'.
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File is a small 25MB, 'cause the songs are only in 128kbits

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