Big Bopper's Casket on Display

Field review by the editors.

Irving, Texas

The Big Bopper -- Jiles Richardson -- had one hit record ("Chantilly Lace") and then he died in the same plane crash that killed Buddy Holly in 1959. In 2007 he was dug out of his grave in Beaumont, Texas, and reburied in a new casket in a nicer part of the cemetery.

His original casket is now a featured exhibit at the Texas Musicians Museum, along with relics from other Texas stars, such as Janis Joplin's high school yearbook, an autographed jumpsuit worn by Tanya Tucker, and what the museum claims are the first and last autographs of Buddy Holly.

Big Bopper's Casket on Display

Texas Musicians Museum

Address:
222 E. Irving Blvd, Irving, TX
Directions:
From Hwy 12/N. Walton Walker Blvd exit onto Hwy 356. Drive west, following Hwy 356, for two miles. The museum will be on the left, just past S. Delaware St.
Hours:
Opening summer 2014
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