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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Albums

Ritchie Valens - Ritchie album art Ritchie Valens Ritchie (Album) Del-Fi Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens album art Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens (Album) Del-Fi Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens - In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High album art Ritchie Valens In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High (Album) Del-Fi Records US 1960 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Ritchie Valens - Come On, Let's Go / Dooby Dooby Wah album art Ritchie Valens Come On, Let's Go / Dooby Dooby Wah (Single) Pye International UK 1958 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens - Donna / La Bamba album art Ritchie Valens Donna / La Bamba (Single) Del-Fi Records US 1958 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens - Come On, Let's Go / Framed album art 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 album art Ritchie Valens That's My Little Suzie(7", Single) London Records, London American Recordings 45-HL.8886 UK 1958 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens - Ritchie Valens  album art Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens (EP) London Records UK 1959 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens - Fast Freight album art Ritchie Valens Fast Freight (Single) Del-Fi Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens - That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town album art 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 album art Ritchie Valens Little Girl / We Belong Together (Single) Del-Fi Records Canada 1959 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens - The Ritchie Valens Story album art Ritchie Valens The Ritchie Valens Story (EP) Polydor Germany 1959 Sell This Version
66918 Ritchie Valens - Ooh My Head / Little Girl album art Ritchie Valens Ooh My Head / Little Girl(7") Polydor 66918 Germany 1959 Sell This Version
MSI 3392 / MSC 3560 Ritchie Valens - I Can't Get You Out Of My Heart album art Bob Carroll, Ritchie Valens Bob Carroll, Ritchie Valens - I Can't Get You Out Of My Heart(7", Single, Promo) London American Recordings MSI 3392 / MSC 3560 UK 1959 Sell This Version
DF-4128 Ritchie Valens - Stay Beside Me / Big Baby Blues album art Ritchie Valens Stay Beside Me / Big Baby Blues(7", Single, Ltd) Del-Fi Records DF-4128 US 1959 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens - La Bamba / We Belong Together / Donna / Framed album art 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 album art Ritchie Valens Cry, Cry, Cry / Paddiwack Song(7", Ltd) Del-Fi Records 4133 US 1960 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens - La Bamba / Ooh, My Head album art 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 album art Ritchie Valens Memorial Album Vol. 3(7", EP) Sonet SXP-6070 Sweden 1964 Sell This Version
SXP-6055 Ritchie Valens - Memorial Album Vol 1 album art Ritchie Valens Memorial Album Vol 1(7", EP, Red) Sonet SXP-6055 Sweden 1964 Sell This Version
FLX 3117 Ritchie Valens - That's My Little Suzie / Ooh, My Head album art Ritchie Valens That's My Little Suzie / Ooh, My Head(7", Single) London Records FLX 3117 Netherlands 1964 Sell This Version
SXP-6056 Ritchie Valens - Memorial Album - Vol. 2 album art Ritchie Valens Memorial Album - Vol. 2(7", EP) Sonet SXP-6056 Scandinavia 1964 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens - Donna album art Ritchie Valens Donna (EP) London Records, London Records, Disques London France 1966 Sell This Version
Ritchie Valens - La Bamba album art Ritchie Valens La Bamba (Maxi) London Records UK & Europe 1979 Sell This Version
CR 215 Ritchie Valens - Donna album art Ritchie Valens, Chris Montez Ritchie Valens, Chris Montez - Donna(7", Single, Mono) Replay CR 215 UK 1980 Sell This Version

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Madworld91

Madworld91

April 4, 2018
edited 8 months ago
Would Rhino records please reissue Ritchie Valens 1959 a lot of people would buy it.
jlrake

jlrake

February 6, 2013
Where's the 3-LP set from 1981 on Rhino Records I have?!

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