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    Ritchie Valens

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    Genre:Pop, Rock, R&B, Rock & Roll, Latin
    Rank:5523
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    Albums:7
    Songs:27

    Most Popular Songs (more)

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    Donna lyrics
    2Framed lyrics
    3The Wanderer lyrics
    Ritchie Valens feat. Dion
    4Hurry Up lyrics
    5
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    Come On, Let's Go lyrics
    6Rockin' All Night lyrics
    7Tequila lyrics
    Ritchie Valens feat. The Champs
    8That's My Little Suzie lyrics
    9Rock Little Darlin' [Demo Version] lyrics
    10Ooh! My Head lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

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    Come On, Let's Go! [1998]
    2Greatest Hits
    3In Concert At Pacoima Jr High [2006]
    4La Bamba [2010]
    5Story [1995]
    6The Lost Tapes
    7The Best Of Ritchie Valens

    Biography

    Ritchie Valens (real name Ricardo Esteban Valenzuela Reyes) was a Mexican-American singer, songwriter and guitarist, born on May 13, 1941 in Pacoima, California & dead on February 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa.

    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 Valens a pioneer of the Spanish-speaking rock and roll movement.

    On February 3, 1959, on what has become known as The Day the Music Died, Valens was killed in a small plane crash in Iowa, a tragedy that also claimed the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J.P. Richardson a/k/a the Big Bopper.

    Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.


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