The Big Bopper

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by The Big Bopper

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Jiles Perry Richardson, 24 October 1930, Sabine Pass, Texas, USA, d. 3 February 1959, USA. After working as a disc jockey in Beaumont, Richardson won a recording contract with Mercury Records, releasing two unsuccessful singles in 1957. The following year, under his radio moniker ‘The Big Bopper’, he recorded the ebullient ‘Chantilly Lace’, a rock ‘n’ roll classic, complete with blaring saxophone and an insistent guitar run. However, it was scheduled to be the... Read more

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50s
oldies
rockabilly
rock n roll
rock and roll
rock
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