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Jiles Perry (J.P.) Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959), called Jape by friends but commonly known as The Big Bopper, was a disc jockey who parlayed a big voice and exuberant personality into a career as an early rock and roll star. He is best known for his hit song "Chantilly Lace".

Richardson was born in Sabine Pass, Texas, the oldest son of Jiles Perry, Sr. and Elise (Stalsby) Richardson. His father…

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  • White Lightning is amazing.
  • one of the GREAT1s from the Rock 'n Roll Time Machine ~ OhYeah
  • JP, Buddy and Ritchie may not have lived very long but their music will live on forever.
  • The fuck is wrong with this shoutbox, why are we talking about the Ramones.
  • HEllo baaaaaaaaaaaaby! :DDD
  • >"The Romones? Are they like the Ramones' retarded cousins or something?" >Implying the Ramones weren't retarded.
  • 53 years ago yesterday. NEVER forgotten R.I.P J.P
  • The Romones? Are they like the Ramones' retarded cousins or something?
  • The day the music died ;<
  • ОФИГЕТЬ! анбиливебл! напор,энергия,голос,яркая гитара-пусть мелодии не идеальны,но это заставляет его слушать еще и еще

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