Ritchie Valens 1941 – 1959 was a Mexican-American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A completely self-taught musician, he often improvised new lyrics and added new riffs to popular songs while he was playing. This is an aspect of his music that is not heard in his commercial studio recordings.
Ritchie Valens was a Mexican-American singer and songwriter. He recorded numerous hits during his short career, most notably the 1958 hit "La Bamba." Valens died at age 17 in a plane crash with fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J. P. Richardson on February 3, 1959, a day later called The Day the Music Died by Don McLean in his song "American Pie."
Feb 03, 1959.... rising American rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson are killed when their chartered Beechcraft Bonanza plane crashes in Iowa a few minutes after takeoff from Mason City on a flight headed for Moorehead, Minnesota. Holly and his band, the Crickets, had just scored a No. 1 hit with "That'll Be the Day." So sad I can't even believe it, till this very day!! But what icons and forever rock n roll legends Xoxo F
Singer/songwriter Ritchie Valens was born Today 5-13 in 1941 Ritchie Valens was born-- his life was cut short being killed in the famous plane crash 'the day the music died' in 1959, which took the lives of Buddy Holly and The Big Bobber as well. Some of his song include Donna, Come On Lets Go, and LaBamba.