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Friday, January 02, 2009

Not a Hair Out of Place in 48 Years

Jay Richardson met his father, J. P. "Big Bopper" Richardson, for the first time in 2007—48 years after he died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.

Born three months after the crash, Jay, who lives in Katy, never met his father in life - but saw him for the first time at his exhumation.
Inside, forensic examiners found the Big Bopper's well-preserved corpse, dressed in a black suit and a blue-and-gray striped tie. He wore socks, but no shoes. Most remarkably, his thick brown hair was still perfectly coiffed in his familiar, 1950s flat-top. [Link]
Jay is planning to sell his dad's old casket on eBay in the next few weeks.

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