Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens

Born: May 13, 1941, Pacoima, CA, USA.Died: Feb 3, 1959, Clear Lake, IA, USA. Ritchie Valens 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 ...more


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