Ritchie Valens and the Birth of Latino Rock | Rock and Roll: An American Story

How did Ritchie Valens meld traditional Mexican music and Rock and Roll, marking the birth of Latino Rock?

Donna Fischer and Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens & Donna Ludwig (yes, Richie's "Donna").if you don't know the story behind this couple, watch the movie "La Bamba" .The rise of Ritchie Valens from farm laborer to chartbusting rocker.

La Bamba...Ritchie Valens & "A Life Settlement" really know how to rock n roll! -- ALifeSettlement.com

La Bamba by Ritchie Valens song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position

Ritchie Valens (13/5/1941 - 3/2/1959) Age: 17

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Ritchie Valens at last concert 02-02-2016

Ritchie and Tommy at the Surf Ballroom.

Feb 03, 1959.... rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff from Mason City on a flight headed for Moorehead, Minnesota. Holly and his band, the Crickets, had just scored a No. 1 hit with "That'll Be the Day." So sad I can't even believe it, till this very day!! But what icons and forever rock n roll legends Xoxo F

A very sad day. The day the music died! ~ On February rock & roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson.

Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, the Big Bopper & Dion and the Belmonts - Classic poster!

Winter Dance Party 1959 poster advertising performances by Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and Ritchie Valens who all died in a plane crash on February 1959 during the tour. It's now referred to as "The Day the Music Died.

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Big Bopper Cause of Death | ... crash the day the music died big bopper buddy holly ritchie valens

February day the music died. A plane carrying The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly crashes near Clear Lake, Iowa, taking the lives of the three stars.

Ritchie Valens-Donna ~ It's a shame to lose Buddy Holly and this up and coming star 17 year old Mr. Valens along with The Big Bopper / J.P. Richardson on Feb. 3rd 1959 dubbed THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED !

Rock 'n' roll pioneer Ritchie Valens had a recording career that lasted all of eight months, scoring several hits, including "La Bamba," before dying at age 17 in the same plane crash that claimed Buddy Holly and J. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.