Remembering the Artists
Photographed by Chris Walter

August 23, 2013

J P Richardson Jr - Big Bopper Jr dies at age 54

Big Bopper Jr in 2002
JP Richardson Jr, son of the Big Bopper of Chantilly Lace fame, died this week in Texas at age 54.

Photo by Chris Walter/Photofeatures

1 comment:

CherylMd2i said...

I had seen "Big Bopper Jr" perform several times at the Winter Dance Party Tour when it came to southeastern Wisconsin. His performance would have made his Dad proud. I had the opportunity to meet him and speak with him after one of the shows. He was cordial and funny, and it was clear he enjoyed being a part of his father's legacy. It will difficult to attend future WDPs because JP Jr. was a true link to history, and he will surely be missed. Condolences to the Richardson family and a great big "Thank You" to them for sharing their husband/father/grandfather with the rest of us by allowing JP to tour. He brought so much happiness to thousands of people.