Ritchie Valens

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by Ritchie Valens

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Richard Steve Valenzuela, 13 May 1941, Pacoima, Los Angeles, California, USA, d. 3 February 1959, Iowa, USA. Valens was the first major Hispanic-American rock star, the artist who popularized the classic 50s hit ‘La Bamba’. He grew up in the city of Pacoima, California, and was raised in poverty. His parents separated when he was a child and Valens lived with his father until the latter’s death in 1951. Afterwards he lived with his mother and brothers and sisters, but... Read more

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rock and roll
rockabilly
oldies
50s
rock
rock n roll
latin
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