Wanna Buy The Big Bopper's Casket?

If your goal in life is to own the most tasteless rock memorabilia, then you best be heading to eBay soon. The Big Bopper was moved to a new casket recently and that means his previously used casket is now up for sale on the internet.

The casket is in good condition, having some minor rust damage and a little lime sentiment that shows water once entered the outside vault, although it seems the interior never suffered water damaged.

If you'd like to see the item in person before you place a bid, it is currently on display in the Texas Musicians Museum.

Link Via BoingBoing

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that song is about the day the music died, Feb. 3, 1959
they were all young as well. ritchie was 17, buddy was 22, and jp "the big bopper" was 28.
even the pilot was 21.
very sad.
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The article is fascinating. I had no idea that the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, and Buddy Holly were all killed in the same plane crash! And TBB was only 28! Crazy. I wonder if "the day the music died" is the same one referenced in the song "American Pie." I never figured that was referencing some literal event.

I do find it a bit odd that they feel it necessary to dig up a coffin that's been buried half a century, move the corpse to another site, and sell the old casket. All I can say is "why?" It sounds like the family is getting financially desperate.
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Goodbye Baaaaaby.

I think the optimum time to sell such a thing has past. Less and less people even remember who the Big Bopper was. Now's the time to be selling Beatles crap.
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