Big Bopper's Coffin To Be Sold On eBay

Yahoo! has reported that the son of iconic '50s rock n' roller the Big Bopper has said he plans to sell his late father's casket-which he was buried in for 48 years–on eBay in the next few weeks.

The Big Bopper, whose real name is J.P. Richardson had died in a plane crash in 1959 along with other 50's rockers Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.

The 16-gauge steel casket was exhumed from its original resting place in 2007, because Richardson's son wanted to move his father to a more visible location, reports The Beaumont Enterprise.

"I have no personal use for the casket," Richardson said. "When you get down to it, it is just a metal box. More important is what this particular metal box represents.

"In another 200 years, will people care about rock 'n' roll?" he continued. "Who knows? But why would I want to destroy it? Even though it was dad's resting place for 48 years, it's also a unique opportunity to learn more about the early years of rock 'n' roll."

The Big Bopper has been reburied in a new casket.

Richardson says he plans to use the money raised from the eBay auction to fund a musical show about his father.

This is a little creepy if you ask me. I know eBay has everything, but who knew someone would sell a coffin that held a famous dead rocker. I am sure some fan will wind up buying the thing. I am curious to see what will be the final bid.

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