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(Polygram) 10 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1964 'Mercury' Album. Cut-out LP The Big... more

The Big Bopper: Chantilly Lace Starring The Big Bopper (LP)

(Polygram) 10 tracks - Reproduction of the original 1964 'Mercury' Album. Cut-out LP

The Big Bopper was only twenty-seven years old when his career was cut tragically short by the legendary plane crash which also took the lives of Buddy Holly and Richie Valens. But J.P. Richardson—known to his millions of fans as The Big Bopper—had already carved out a major spot for himself in the history of rock-and-roll. Born October 14, 1931 in Sabine Pass, Texas, J.P. attended public schools in Beaumont and began working as a DJ while still in college. He quickly became the top DJ in the region, was named No. 1 Disc Jockey in numerous surveys, and assumed the name "The Big Bopper" for his shows.

He eventually became Program Director of KTRM in Beaumont, and began to try his hand at songwriting. J.P. sent some demonstration tapes to Harold "Pappy" Daily, veteran distributor in Houston, Texas, and operator of Mercury-Starday Records. Daily liked what he heard, and signed Richardson as a writer and singer J.P. made four country recordings for Mercury, which were released under the name "Jape Richard-son': Richardson's radio expertise convinced him that rock-and-roll was the next coming thing in the music business, and he began writing in that emerging genre. Again, he presented demo tapes to Pappy Daily, and again Daily was impressed. Mercury Records released Chantilly Lace by The Big Bopper in August of 1958, and the record quickly became a national best-seller J.P. continued to write and record during the whirlwind days of his new-found stardom. He recorded the self-penned Little Red Riding Hood, and Big Bopper's Wedding and they were both big records for the DJ turned recording star. His touring increased and it looked as if there was no stopping The Bopper.

On February 2, 1959, The Big Bopper, Richie Valens and Buddy Holly boarded a Beechcraft Bonanza which Holly had chartered to take the singers to Fargo, North Dakota. Original plans called for Holly bandmembers Waylon Jennings and Tommy Allsup to be aboard the fateful flight. But when arrangements were discussed among performers on the package show, The Bopper and Valens asked to be included. J.P. approached Waylon Jennings, explaining that he'd caught cold on the tour and feared a lengthy bus ride would worsen his condition. Waylon agreed to give up his seat on the aircraft. Tommy Allsup and Richie Valens tossed a coin to see who would ride in the plane. Valens won the toss. The subsequent crash took the lives of three of rock-and-roll's superstars. At the time, Valens had the second best-selling record in the country, the two-sided hit, Donna/LaBamba.

The Big Bopper's Chantilly Lace had been on the charts six months, and Holly had emerged as one of the founders of rock music. The recent biographical film of Valens' life, "LaBamba" has resurrected the final days of these early rock superstars, and music such as Chantilly Lace. The Big Bopper's best known hits are included in this selection, but give a listen to some of his lesser known songs. You'll understand more fully the contribution of the man and his music, and the tragedy of that February night in 1959.
—Patsi Cox

Article properties: The Big Bopper: Chantilly Lace Starring The Big Bopper (LP)

  • Interpret: The Big Bopper

  • Album titlle: Chantilly Lace Starring The Big Bopper (LP)

  • Label RHINO

  • Genre Rock

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl Size LP (12 Inch)
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Artikelart LP

  • EAN: 4000127816597

  • weight in Kg 0.21
Big Bopper, The - Chantilly Lace Starring The Big Bopper (LP) LP 1
01 Chantilly Lace
02 Pink Petticoats
03 The Clock
04 Walking Through My Dreams
05 Someone Watching Over You
06 Big Bopper's Wedding
07 Little Red Riding Hood
08 Preacher And The Bear
09 It's The Truth Ruth
10 White Lightnin'
The Big Bopper February 2, 1959 Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr., known to his legions of fans... more
"The Big Bopper"

The Big Bopper

February 2, 1959
Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr., known to his legions of fans as the Big Bopper, finished his last set at Clear Lake, Iowa's Surf Ballroom and changed into a red flannel shirt and light blue pants. He checked the time on his watch, a gift from his former boss, Jack Neil, back at KTRM radio in Beaumont, Texas. He found a bottle of Bufferin in his briefcase and swallowed a couple of tablets – he was fighting a nasty cold, made even worse by the horrible winter weather in the Midwest in the winter of 1959.

The lack of heat on the tour bus hadn't helped. Jape, his nickname to family and friends, remembered a family picture with his two brothers, taken when he was ten during a rare snowfall on the Texas Gulf Coast where he grew up. He stood in the middle of the siblings, his arms around his younger brothers, sticking out his tongue to catch the snowflakes. Snow might be fun when you were a kid, but it meant nightmare conditions for the musicians on the Winter Dance Party tour. What were the tour promoters thinking?

Jape knew that Buddy Holly, the most established headliner on the tour, had chartered a plane over at the Mason City, Iowa, airport for himself and a couple of members of his band to reach the next stop in Fargo, North Dakota, under better circumstances than they had been experiencing. Goose (Carl Bunch, Buddy's drummer) wasn't going – that was for damn sure – 'cause he was in the hospital with frostbitten toes. For once, not only had the heater given out but so had the bus. Stalled out in the middle of nowhere.

Only the fortuitous intervention of local law enforcement saved them all from death by hypothermia. Risking his life hadn't been part of his contract. Even burning newspapers in the aisle of the old school bus didn't seem likely to rescue them from the ever-decreasing temperature before the flashing lights showed up.

Jape decided he was going to work on Waylon Jennings, Buddy's bass player, or better yet challenge him to another game of craps and see if they could strike a deal for Jape to go in his place. Tommy Allsup and Waylon, a fellow Texan like Jape and Buddy, were currently the other two passengers lined up for the three-passenger plane.

Jape knew that Dion, a New Yorker a little more accustomed to cold winter weather, couldn't believe that Buddy was asking his backup musicians to fork over $36 for the plane ride. Dion's parents paid $36 a month for rent back home – it wasn't worth it. But Jape also knew performing was going to become impossible if he didn't get to a doctor and he needed to keep singing to send the money back home to his 'babies' – his pregnant wife Teatsy and their five-year-old daughter Debbie.

And there would be the added benefit of time to actually do laundry, a luxury that only extra time could buy. The stench on the bus was unbelievable – and, although they had missed their gig the night before because of the bus breakdown, there was rarely time to get to their next stop and set up for the performance on the schedule, much less time for anything else.

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