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Location: Montegut, LA 70377 Terrebonne Parish
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Country: United States of America
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N 29° 28.948', W 90° 33.259'

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J.P. Richardson, Jr., better known as the "Big Bopper" lived 1 mile south of this site in the 1950s in a garage apartment on Arcement Street near the intersection at French Street. In 1952, Richardson married Adrianne Joy Fryou, a native of the Bourg-Montegut communityWhile working as a disc jockey for KTRM in Beaumont, Texas, he wrote hundreds of songs including "Chantilly Lace" and The Big Bopper's Wedding", "White Lightin" )A No. 1 country hit recorded by George Jones) and "Running Bear" (Recorded by Johnny Preston, it reached No. 1 on the pop charts several months after Richardson's death). Richardson was a major influence in the early days of Rock 'N' Roll, and was the first star to video tape his performances- a precursor to current-day music videos.The Big Bopper died in a plane crash on February 3, 1959, with fellow Rock 'N' Roll legends Buddy Holly and Richie Valens. His musical legacy and his big personality will live forever.
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Date Added Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 at 9:03am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 737132 N 3263932
Decimal Degrees29.48246667, -90.55431667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 28.948', W 90° 33.259'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 28' 56.88" N, 90° 33' 15.54" W
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Area Code(s)504, 985
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1041 Montegut Rd, Montegut LA 70377, US
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