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."

Let's hope.

2 comments:

Jill said...

That sounds interesting.

Jana said...

What did I miss here, Ron? Did you say you're going to an autopsy to find out what killed someone that died in a plane crash?
I don't understand what else there is?
Patsy Cline, John Denver, Jim Croce, Steve Ray Vaugn, John Kennedy Jr...All plane crash deaths. My dad would say it's not the fall that killed them, but that sudden stop at the bottom.