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.
Of course, I got up, turned it on and saw a news report saying Buddy, The Big Bopper
and Ritchie had been killed.
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.
THE body of rock and roll star The Big Bopper
has been exhumed - to let forensics experts confirm he died in a plane crash.
The latter has been busy-this being her fifth outing this month-and she has finished behind Green Bopper
com)-- There's a new musical slot from RTG called The Big Bopper
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3 Which 'Lace' gave The Big Bopper
his only UK chart hits in December 1958 and January 1959?
1959: Rock'n'roll stars Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper
and Ritchie Valens died in a plane crash.
Also killed in the accident in Iowa were 23-year-old Jiles P Richardson - known as the Big Bopper
- and Ritchie Valens, 17.
Edgar Hoover and/or Richard Nixon had Holly, Valens and the Big Bopper
bumped off in 1959 to kill that no good rock 'n roll before it led to.
Whatever is Kutcher's innocent bopper
girl fan base going to make of all that?
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.
Junior performed a short set of his father's songs.