Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens

American singer, songwriter and guitarist
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


This Day in History: The Day the Music Died

Rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson and Ritchie Valens are killed.
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