Friday, February 03, 2017

Remembering Ritchie Valens (1941-59)



Ritchie Valens was almost 18 when he was killed in a plane crash.

Ritchie Valenzuela was born in LA and became one of the first Mexican-Am rockers.

His life inspired "La Bamba", a great movie from the 1980's.

His story was also part of Don McClean's "American Pie", a song written in the early 1970's about the death of Buddy Holly!

We posted a bit about Ritchie's tragic death in 50 years ago: The day that "music died"

It was a post remembering the anniversary of Buddy Holly's death. (Valens was touring with Holly when their plane went down in a snow storm!)

I love Buddy Holly's songs. Over time, I came to admire Ritchie Valens' songs, too!   Ritchie's music was full of energy and excitement.

Ritchie was not around to record a lot of songs. He did have hits with "La Bamba", "Donna", "Come on let's go" and "We belong together".


PLEASE SUPPORT OUR BLOG AND RADIO SHOW

LISTEN TO OUR RECENT SHOWS

Check Out Politics Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Silvio Canto Jr on BlogTalkRadio

Follow by Email

MY TWITTER

BLOG ARCHIVE

Search This Blog