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.