J. P. "BIG BOPPER" RICHARDSON - AUTOGRAPH MUSICAL MANUSCRIPT UNSIGNED - HFSID 350592
Sale Price $4,887.50
THE BIG BOPPER: JILES PERRY RICHARDSON, JR.
Working Manuscript for his song "Walking Thru My Dreams" which was released immediately after his death.
Autograph Manuscript, not signed, 1p, 8x10½. Original working manuscript of his song "Walking Thru My Dreams". The song was released immediately after his death in a plane crash near Mason City, Iowa on February 3, 1959. The crash also killed Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens. In full with misspellings: "Walking thru my Dreams/When I close my eyes/I cant fall a sleep/keep tossin & a turnin tumbling/a talking & a mumblin'/What to do/I start countin sheep/& end up countin kisses/Its you I always see/I want you close to me/keep dreaming about you/Walking thru my dreams/I see your lovely face/walking thru my dreams each nite/Walkin thru every place/but I only love you in my dreams & that/aint right./But who knows somday, dreams came/true it seems/So there in slumber land, I know ill hold/your hand/& we'll go walkin thru my dreams." This song was released on the flip side of the ballad "Someone Watching Over You". Some of the Big Bopper's best works were written during his many sleepless nights that he had often utilized for creative inspiration. "Walking Thru My Dreams" was the fourth of nineteen songs on Hellooo Baby! The Best Of The Big Bopper, 1954-1959 released by Rhino Records. It was also on an album of ten songs, Chantilly Lace starring the Big Bopper. Lightly creased. Minor chips on frame, worn at corners. Fine condition. Framed by the Gallery of History to an overall size of 32¼x32¼.
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