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The Big Bopper

The Big BopperAKA Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr.

Born: 24-Oct-1930
Birthplace: Sabine Pass, TX
Died: 3-Feb-1959
Location of death: Clear Lake, IA
Cause of death: Accident - Airplane [1]
Remains: Buried, Beaumont Cemetery, Beaumont, TX

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Musician

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Chantilly Lace

Military service: US Army (two years)

[1] Died in a plane crash 8 miles from Mason City Airport in Iowa, alongside Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.

Wife: Adrianne Joy Fryon (m. 1952)
Daughter: Deborah Joy Richardson (b. 1957)
Son: Jay P. Richardson (Big Bopper impersonator, b. 1959)

    High School: Beaumont High School, Beaumont, TX (1949)

    Rockabilly Hall of Fame
    Hemorrhoid Operation twice (1956)
    Risk Factors: Hemorrhoids

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