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    Ritchie Valens

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    Genre:Pop, Rock, R&B, Rock & Roll, Latin
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    Most Popular Songs (more)

    Donna lyrics
    2Framed lyrics
    3The Wanderer lyrics
    Ritchie Valens feat. Dion
    4Hurry Up lyrics
    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)

    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


    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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