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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
    9Ooh! My Head lyrics
    10Summertime Blues [Live] lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    1Greatest Hits
    2In Concert At Pacoima Jr High [2006]
    3Come On, Let's Go! [1998]
    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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    •  guest says:
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      Like 006-09-2011 02:46
      I love this song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
       The_Bride says:
      Like 022-08-2005 17:45
      Great song. Pity he died so young.
      Like 014-04-2005 18:59
      Its a great song and I love hearing it and watching the movie about him.
       caramelhun says:
      Like 014-04-2005 18:29
      CRAZYGOOD song... i used to listen to it when i lived in mexico
       victorine says:
      Like 020-02-2005 09:24
      luv dis song so much
       03gigi03 says:
      Like 020-02-2005 08:35
      i love this song
       juniorlover says:
      Like 005-11-2004 01:57
      hi this song is awsome i just heard it from my friend good job