The Big Bopper

The Big Bopper bio

Birth Name: The Big Bopper

Occupation: Rock Singer

Place Of Birth: Sabine Pass, TX

Date Of Birth: October 24, 1930

Date Of Death: February 3, 1959

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

The Big Bopper was born on the 24th of October, 1930. He was known for being a Rock Singer. DJ, singer, and songwriter best known for his hit “Chantilly Lace.” He also wrote songs such as “White Lightning” and “Running Bear.”

The Big Bopper was born in Sabine Pass, TX. Born Jiles Perry “J.P.” Richardson, Jr., he was a defensive lineman for his high school football team. He died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.

The Big Bopper was a Scorpio and was born in the Silent Generation.

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The Big Bopper was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

The Big Bopper is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


The’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


The Big Bopper’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on The Big Bopper’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, The Big Bopper kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

The Big Bopper was born in the Year of the Horse.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: The Big Bopper
NICKNAME: Jiles Perry Richardson Jr.
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: The Big Bopper was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: The Big Bopper was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others.

Ruling Planet: The Big Bopper had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

The Big Bopper’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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