Richardson was a disc jockey, singer, and songwriter known best for his 1958
recording of “Chantilly Lace”. On Feb. 3, 1959, known as “the day the music died”, Richardson died at age 28 in the crash of a small plane in a field near Clear Lake,
Iowa, that also killed 1950s rock stars Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.
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