Died in a plane crash 8 miles from Mason City Airport in Iowa, alongside Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.
Wife: Adrianne Joy Fryon (m. 1952)
Daughter: Deborah Joy Richardson (b. 1957)
Son: Jay P. Richardson (Big Bopper impersonator, b. 1959)
High School: Beaumont High School, Beaumont, TX (1949)
Rockabilly Hall of Fame
Hemorrhoid Operation twice (1956)
Risk Factors: Hemorrhoids
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