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THE BIG BOPPER DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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

While Richardson was a D.J. at KTRM radio in Beaumont, Texas, he saw some
college students doing a dance called The Bop, and that’s when he decided to 
call himself…”The Big Bopper”.

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ROCK PIONEER DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1959

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Ritchie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela) (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959)

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IN THE NEWS ON THIS DAY

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Brian Thomas

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    The crash site memorial in Clear Lake, IA.

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