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Richie Valens

Richie grew up on my block and it was fillmed on my street and my family met his family He is one of my favorite singers

Such a sad story...

Think of all the potential that Ritchie Valens had... the movie La Bamba is a great movie dipicting his life and death. He was so talented and it's such a shame that his life ended so early.


why do the good die young


Born: May 13, 1941 in Pacoima, CA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '50s

The first Hispanic rock star, Ritchie Valens will forever be known as one of the two musicians (along with the Big Bopper) who perished with Buddy Holly in 1959, when their private plane crashed in the midst of a Midwest tour. At the time, Valens had only recently established himself as one of the most promising young talents in rock & roll, just barely missing the top of the charts with "Donna," a number two hit, and pioneering a blend of rock and Latin music with the single's almost equally popular...
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