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Ritchie Valens (born Richard Steven Valenzuela; on 13 May 1941 in Pacoima, California, USA – February 3, 1959) was a Mexican American singer, songwriter and guitarist.

A Rock and Roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted only eight months. During this time, however, he scored several hits, most notably "La Bamba", which was originally a Mexican folk song that Valens transformed with a rock rhythm and beat that became a hit in 1958, making… read more

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  • Avatar for ny_metode
    Happy 75th to Ritchie Valens! R.I.P.
  • Avatar for morehelp
    57 años del día en que murió la musica
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  • Avatar for noenahate
    legends never die. his memory will live on forever.
  • Avatar for ExCxFx
    Feliz o dia em que conheci a música dele e por conseguinte seu gênero musical ♥♥♥
  • Avatar for moisesbs3008
    I always think that, actually, rock n' roll would be different if he was alive.
  • Avatar for Toadmang
    This is great.
  • Avatar for FoREVer7x
    Me encanta ritchie. él era un músico brillante, por no mencionar muy guapo también. I love Ritchie ;)
  • Avatar for WarriorJones
    Why must the good die young? Man do I love Mr. Valens...
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