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Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens

American musician
A pioneering Latino rocker of the '50s, Richie Valens had several big hits -- including "La Bamba," "Donna," and "Come on, Let's Go" -- before dying tragically in a plane crash with Buddy Holly.
BornMay 13, 1941
HometownLos Angeles, California, United States of America
Net worth$500 thousand
Height5'5" (1.65m)
ParentsJoseph Steven Valenzuela, Connie Valenzuela
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This Day in History: The Day the Music Died

February 3, 1959. Rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and Ritchie Valens are killed. Their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashed in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff from Mason City.
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Albums

Very Best of Ritchie Valens [Music Club]
Very Best of Ritchie Valens [Music Club]
1996
Greatest Hits [Audio Fidelity]
Greatest Hits [Audio Fidelity]
2003
Bamba '87
Bamba '87
1987
Best of Ritchie Valens [Rhino]
Best of Ritchie Valens [Rhino]
1986
Ritchie
Ritchie
1963
In Concert at Pacoima Jr. High
In Concert at Pacoima Jr. High
1960
Ritchie Valens
Ritchie Valens
1959
Rocks
Rocks
2019
Complete Releases: 1958-1960
Complete Releases: 1958-1960
2019
Rock 'n' Roll Legends
Rock 'n' Roll Legends
2014
Ritchie Valens/Ritchie
Ritchie Valens/Ritchie
2012
La Bamba + More Hits
La Bamba + More Hits
2012
Bamba: The Definitive Collection
Bamba: The Definitive Collection
2011
Bamba [Magic / Mam Productions]
Bamba [Magic / Mam Productions]
2010
Rhino Hi-Five: Ritchie Valens
Rhino Hi-Five: Ritchie Valens
2005
Bamba and Other Hits
Bamba and Other Hits
2004
Best of Richie Valens [EMI-Capitol Special Markets]
Best of Richie Valens [EMI-Capitol Special Markets]
2003
Very Best of Ritchie Valens [Repetoire]
Very Best of Ritchie Valens [Repetoire]
2002
Come On, Let's Go
Come On, Let's Go
1998
Ritchie Valens: The Lost Tapes
Ritchie Valens: The Lost Tapes
1995
Rockin' All Night: The Best of Ritchie Valens
Rockin' All Night: The Best of Ritchie Valens
1995
Bamba [Complete Rock 'n' Roll]
Bamba [Complete Rock 'n' Roll]
1993
Ritchie Valens Story
Ritchie Valens Story
1993
The Best of Ritchie Valens
The Best of Ritchie Valens
1981

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