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BIG BOPPER! (J.P. Richardson) Incredibly Rare Signed Music Publishing Contract for "Bopper 486609" and "Big Love" (SOLD!!!)

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According to the Sanders' Autograph Guide, J.P. Richardson (aka The Big Bopper) is the toughest signature to find amongst the tragic trio of rock stars who died on the fateful night in 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa. Not just a mere autograph, this is an actual music publishing contract signed by the big man himself. The contract is not dated ( I hate it when that happens!) but it's easy to guess that this document was signed in teh late 50s since Richardson's brief career only spanned 3 years.

This contract divides the proceeds of the two Big Bopper tunes "Bopper 486609" and "Big Love" between Richardson's own Big Bopper Music Co. and Dee Music. The paper is in great condition measuring approximately 8x10". It appears to have been trimmed neatly at the margins at one time, but the signature and text of the contract have not been touched.

A wonderfully historic piece from one of the tragic funny men of early rock and roll.

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