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Richardson called himself The Big Bopper
when he made a successful transition from spinning records to making them.
This was one of the catalysts for Bird and Diz and the young boppers
beginning to improvise off the harmonic structure, the chords, of cliched standards, rather than play those tired melodies.
can be configured for a right or left-handed operator,” adds Parker.
Buddy was 22, The Big Bopper
27 and Ritchie just 17.
In 1957, The Big Bopper
broadcast for six days straight establishing a world record for continuous radio broadcasting.
Like ``Winter Dance Party'' without Valens and the Big Bopper
, ``Rave On'' pays tribute to the spirit and music of Holly.
Buddy superbly revives hits like Peggy Sue, That'll Be The Day and Oh Boy while the evening's compre, The Big Bopper
, will perform Chantilly Lace and Running Bear.
Filming is slated for December in Houston and Beaumont, Texas (where the Bopper
and his son were both raised) and in January in Clear Lake, Iowa, site of the last performance of the musicians, during the 49th anniversary events.
But his son Jay got his body dug up after rumours that a gun was fired on board the plane - and The Big Bopper
might have survived the crash and died trying to get help.
SO poor Barrie Mills felt a bit like a teeny bopper
at the recent Simple Minds concert at theSummer Pops and,at 38,he says their music wears better than their audience.
3 Which 'Lace' gave The Big Bopper
his only UK chart hits in December 1958 and January 1959?
Also killed in the accident in Iowa were 23-year-old Jiles P Richardson - known as the Big Bopper
- and Ritchie Valens, 17.
ADDISON, Texas, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people who were alive in 1959 remember "the day the music died" -- when a plane crash killed rock-n-roll superstars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Big Bopper
Whatever is Kutcher's innocent bopper
girl fan base going to make of all that?