Listen to This Classic Song & Be Transported Back to 1958!

When you think of the ’50s, this song always comes to mind.

One of the hottest songs of 1958 was the Big Bopper’s “Chantilly Lace.” Originally released as a B-side, this catchy tune quickly became one of the most popular songs of that year. The Big Bopper, aka J.P. Richardson, appeared on the Dick Clark Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show in August of 1958. We love Dick Clark talking to Joan, an audience member that he describes as being “sweet thirteen.” And this song was a big hit with teens, a group that had become the biggest purchaser of records.

Had the Big Bopper lived longer, we might have had other clips of this wonderful song, but he died less than a year after this clip was first aired. The tragic plane crash in February of 1959 that ended his life also took Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly from us in a blow to music that shocked the world.

Check out this classic clip of the Big Bopper in action below. You can see another classic from 1958 right here.