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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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  • <3
  • legends never die. his memory will live on forever.
  • Feliz o dia em que conheci a música dele e por conseguinte seu gênero musical ♥♥♥
  • I always think that, actually, rock n' roll would be different if he was alive.
  • This is great.
  • Me encanta ritchie. él era un músico brillante, por no mencionar muy guapo también. I love Ritchie ;)
  • Why must the good die young? Man do I love Mr. Valens...
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  • Bettin' about 200 of those weekly La Bamba scrobbles are mistagged Los Lobos versions don't ya know.
  • i've uploaded a couple of new pictures :]

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