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Big Bopper


  • Jerry Lee Lewis covered The Big Bopper's "Chantilly Lace."
  • The Big Bopper was portrayed by Gailard Sartain in The Buddy Holly Story and Stephen Lee in La Bamba.
  • His son, Jay P. Richardson, was inspired by his father to take a career in the music field. He performs at many Big Bopper tribute shows as "The Big Bopper, Jr."
  • There have been rumors concerning the death of The Big Bopper that after the plane crashed, The Big Bopper was the only survivor, and he tried to get help. However, the injuries he sustained from the crash caused him to die before he got too far. Recent autopsy reports have proven this to be false, and this rumor was started because his body was found 12 meters away from the plane, while the other victims of the crash were closer the the plane.
  • The Big Bopper's biggest hit was "Chantilly Lace."

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Chantilly Lace

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