The Big Bopper
|The Big Bopper|
|Birth name||Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr.|
|Born||October 24, 1930|
Sabine Pass, Texas U.S.
|Died||February 3, 1959 (aged 28)|
Grant Township, Iowa, U.S.
|Genres||Rock and roll, rockabilly, country|
Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959) also commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American disc jockey, singer, and songwriter whose big voice and exuberant personality made him an early rock and roll star. He is best known for his recording of "Chantilly Lace".