Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens

Real Name:
Ricardo Esteban Valenzuela Reyes
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Born: May 13, 1941, Pacoima, CA, USA.
Died: Feb 3, 1959, Clear Lake, IA, USA.

Ritchie Valens 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.

On February 3, 1959, on what has become known as The Day the Music Died, Valens was killed in a small plane crash in Iowa, a tragedy that also claimed the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J.P. Richardson a/k/a the Big Bopper.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
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Ritchie Valens Discography Tracks

Albums

Ritchie Valens Ritchie (Album) Del-Fi Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens (Album) Del-Fi Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High (Album) Del-Fi Records US 1960 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens The Best Of Ritchie Valens (Comp, Album) Del-Fi Records, Rhino Records (2) Germany 1981 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ritchie Valens Donna / La Bamba (Single) Del-Fi Records US 1958 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens Come On, Let's Go / Framed (Single) Del-Fi Records US 1958 Sell This Version
45-HL.8886 Ritchie Valens That's My Little Suzie(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HL.8886 UK 1958 Sell This Version
7.N.25000 Ritchie Valens Come On, Let's Go / Dooby Dooby Wah(7", Single, Mono) Pye Nixa 7.N.25000 New Zealand 1958 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens (EP) London Records UK 1959 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens Fast Freight (Single) Del-Fi Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town (Single) Del-Fi Records Canada 1959 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens Little Girl / We Belong Together (Single) Del-Fi Records Canada 1959 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens The Ritchie Valens Story (EP) Polydor Germany 1959 Sell This Version
66918 Ritchie Valens Ooh My Head / Little Girl(7") Polydor 66918 Germany 1959 Sell This Version
45-1332 Ritchie Valens Come On Let´s Go / Dooby Dooby Wah(7") Metronome 45-1332 Germany 1959 Sell This Version
45-1332 Ritchie Valens Come On Let´s Go / Dooby Dooby Wah(7", Single) Metronome 45-1332 1959 Sell This Version
DF-4128 Ritchie Valens Stay Beside Me / Big Baby Blues(7", Single, Ltd) Del-Fi Records DF-4128 US 1959 Sell This Version
REM. 1232 Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens (7", EP) London Records REM. 1232 New Zealand 1959 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens La Bamba / We Belong Together / Donna / Framed (EP) Del-Fi Records US 1960 Sell This Version
4133 Ritchie Valens Cry, Cry, Cry / Paddiwack Song(7", Ltd) Del-Fi Records 4133 US 1960 Sell This Version
21 901 Ritchie Valens 1941-1959 - Donna(7", EP) Polydor 21 901 France 1961 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens La Bamba / Ooh, My Head London Records, London American Recordings UK 1962 Sell This Version
SXP-6070 Ritchie Valens Memorial Album Vol. 3(7", EP) Sonet SXP-6070 Sweden 1964 Sell This Version
SXP-6055 Ritchie Valens Memorial Album Vol 1(7", EP) Sonet SXP-6055 Sweden 1964 Sell This Version
FLX 3117 Ritchie Valens That's My Little Suzie / Ooh, My Head(7", Single) London Records FLX 3117 Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version