ROCK STAR BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1930

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Disc Jockey Richardson at KTRM (now KZZB) in Beaumont, Texas

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    Jiles Perry "J. P." Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 – February 3, 1959)

    
   

The DJ turned rock star, who is best remembered for hit recording of “Chantilly Lace”,
died in a tragic plane crash along with legends Buddy Holly and young Ritchie Valens.

Richardson began his musical career as a songwriter. George Jones later recorded 
his "White Lightning", which became Jones’ first #1 country hit in 1959. He also 
wrote "Running Bear" for his friend Johnny Preston and is credited for making the
first music video in 1958.

 

 

 

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