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The Big Bopper (1930–1959)

The Big Bopper was born on October 24, 1930 in Sabine Pass, Texas, USA. He is known for True Romance (1993), Flipped (2010) and Monster Hunter (2020). He was married to Adrianne Joy Fryon. He died on February 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

True Romance Soundtrack
Flipped Soundtrack
Monster Hunter Soundtrack
American Graffiti Soundtrack


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Other Works:

CD: "Hallooo, Baby! The Best of the Big Bopper" See more »

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Alternate Names:

J.P. Richardson | Jules Perry 'The Big Bopper' Richardson


Adrianne Joy Fryon  (his death)  (2 children)

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On February 3, 1959, he performed with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa. Afterward, they boarded a plane that crashed in a nearby field, killing them. That day is now known as "The Day the Music Died". See more »


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