Ritchie Valens

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Ritchie Valens
Ritchie Valens
Background info
Full name Richard Steven Valenzuela
Also known as Ritchie Valens
Birthday/Birthplace (1941-05-13)May 13, 1941
Pacoima, California, U.S.
Deceased February 3, 1959(1959-02-03)
Clear Lake, Iowa, U.S.
Genre(s) Rock and roll, Chicano rock
Profession(s) singer, songwriter and guitarist
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Active Years 1957–1959 (his death)
Official Website ritchievalens.com

Ritchie Valens Short Bio

Ritchie Valens , pseudonym of Ricardo Steven Valenzuela Reyes (Pacoima, Los Angeles, United States, May 13, 1941 – Clear Lake, Iowa, February 3, 1959) was an American musician, singer and guitarist of Mexican descent. A pioneer of rock and roll and a forerunner of the rock movement, Valens’ career lasted only eight months, during which time, however, he scored several hits, particularly “La bamba”, which is originally a popular Mexican song. de son jarocho, which Valens transformed with a rock and roll rhythm and became a hit in 1958, making Valens a pioneer of the rock and roll movement in Spanish.

On February 3, 1959, known as “The day music died,” Valens died in a plane crash in Iowa, a loss that took the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper. With only 17 years, the life and career of Valens were cut short.

Ritchie Valens Net Worth – $500 Thousand

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