Montegut in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
While 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.
Location. 29° 28.948′ N, 90° 33.259′ W. Marker is in Montegut, Louisiana, in Terrebonne Parish. Marker is at the intersection of Montegut Rd. (State Highway 55) and Dolphin Street, on the left when traveling south on Montegut Rd.. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montegut LA 70377, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Sacred Heart Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montegut School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Joseph Church (approx. 2½ miles away); Bouverans Plantation House (approx. 10.7 miles away); Holy Savior Cemetery (approx. 11.3 miles away); La Butte (approx. 11.4 miles away); Residence Plantation (approx. 11.4 miles away); Lockport (approx. 11½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montegut.
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