Memorial set for son of 'The Big Bopper' in Houston


The memorial is scheduled in Houston for Jay Perry Richardson. A statement from Austin-area music collector Randy Steele, a friend of the Katy resident, says the memorial will be at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at Memorial Oaks Funeral Home.

Steele says Richardson died Wednesday at a Houston hospital after a long illness. He was 54.

His father, "The Big Bopper," recorded the hit single "Chantilly Lace" before he died with fellow rock-and-roll stars Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens in the crash of a small plane in February 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa. Also killed in the crash was pilot Roger Peterson.

Take ABC13 with you!
Download our free apps for iPhone, iPad and Android devices

Copyright © 2022 KTRK-TV. All Rights Reserved.