Ritchie Valens


Ritchie Valens (May 13, 1941 - February 3, 1959) was a highly influential and pioneering singer, songwriter, and guitarist. His best known songs include "La Bamba" (1958) adapted from a Mexican folk song. Valens was killed in the same plane crash that also took the lives of Buddy Holly and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.

Best known songs (with years) include:

  • Come On, Let's Go (1958)
  • Donna (1958)
  • La Bamba (1958)
  • Little Girl (1959)
  • That's My Little Suzie (1959)

Pop charts debut year: 1958

Years active: 1957-1959

Genres: Rock & roll, Chicano rock

Labels: Del-Fi

Website: ritchievalens.com


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