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Ritchie Valens


Ritchie Valens (born Richard Steven Valenzuela; on 13 May 1941 in Pacoima, California, USA – February 3, 1959) was a Mexican American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A Rock and Roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted only eight months. During this time, however, he scored several hits, most notably "La Bamba", which was originally a Mexican folk song that Valens transformed with a rock rhythm and beat that became a hit in 1958, making Valens a pioneer of the Spanish-speaking rock and roll movement. Read more about Ritchie Valens on

Albums Ritchie Valens

14 played on Radionomy

  • La Bamba

  • The Best of Ritchie Valens

  • Best of Ritchie Valens

  • Greatest Hits

  • Ritchie Valens

  • The Very Best of Ritchie Valens

  • The Ritchie Valens Story

  • La Bamba '87

  • Ritchie

  • Vintage Rock Nº 16 - EPs Collectors "La Bamba"

  • Come On, Let's Go (disc 1)

  • La Bamba & Other Hits

  • Rockin' All Night - The Best Of Ritchie Valens

  • Rhino Hi-Five: Ritchie Valens