Posts Tagged ‘big bopper’

The Day the Music Died…

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009


Fans recall death of Buddy Holly and ‘the day the music died’


Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly

Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly


By Kyle Munson

Des Moines Register

Fifty years ago, Graham Nash stood on a street corner in his hometown of Salford, England, with his best friend, Alan Clarke, and wept.




The source of their sadness was news from 4,000 miles away and across the Atlantic Ocean — a frozen field north of Clear Lake, Iowa, where the airplane carrying Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. (the Big Bopper) Richardson crashed on Feb. 3, 1959, killing the three rock stars from the Winter Dance Party tour as well as their local pilot, Roger Peterson.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)



‘Big Bopper’s’ Caskett For Sale…

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009


‘Big Bopper’s’ son auctioning Dad’s casket


Beaumont, Texas — Rock ‘n’ roll’s most macabre historical artifact will go on the block when the family of the late 1950s pop star J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson auctions his casket on eBay sometime in the next few weeks – almost 50 years after “the day the music died.”    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)