March 30, 2015 Record of the Day

Big Bopper 45Big Bopper LPJape Richardson, better known as the Big Bopper, had one giant hit in 1958 with “Chantilly Lace.” But he became legendary on Feb.3, 1959 when he died in the same plane crash with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. That date will always be remembered as “the day the music died.” An original copy of “Chantilly Lace” on D records is worth up to $200.00. The “Chantilly Lace” album, released on Mercury records, can sell for $500.00 today.Find the value for every record by the Big Bopper and those by over 65,000 other recording artists with the Mighty John Record Appraisal Guide on CD, listing the values for over a million records. It’s available in the left hand column.

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