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Montegut in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

“Hello Baby!”

 
 
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February 19, 2016
1. Hello Baby! Marker
Inscription. 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 community.

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.
Hello Baby! Marker image. Click for full size.
February 19, 2016
2. Hello Baby! Marker
At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sacred Heart Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Montegut School (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saint Joseph Church (approx. 2 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. 11 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montegut.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 1, 2016. This page has been viewed 242 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 1, 2016. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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