A blog by bestselling author and journalist Ron Franscell
Tuesday, March 06, 2007
The Big Bopper returns ... one night only
Today, I will attend the exhumation and autopsy of J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, who died on Feb. 3, 1959, in a plane crash that also killed early rock stars Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.
Nobody knows what remains, but for the first time in more than 48 years, his family might know what actually killed the 28-year-old Beaumont, Texas, deejay who bellowed, "Hellllooooo Baaaaaby!" at the start of "Chantilly Lace."