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Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela; May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959) 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 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.

Similar Bands: Buddy Holly, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis

LPs
Ritchie Valens
1959

3.5
1 Votes
Compilations
The Very Best Of
2011

4.8
2 Votes

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