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Ritchie Valens - Birth name	Richard Steven Valenzuela  Born	May 13, 1941  Origin	Pacoima, California, United States  Died	February 3, 1959 (aged 17)  Grant Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States  Genres	rock and roll, chicano rock  Occupations	singer, songwriter and guitarist  Instruments	Guitar, vocals  Years active	1957–1959  Labels	Del-Fi Records  Website	www.ritchievalens.com

Ritchie Valens - Birth name Richard Steven Valenzuela Born May 13, 1941 Origin Pacoima, California, United States Died February 3, 1959 (aged 17) Grant Township, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States Genres rock and roll, chicano rock Occupations singer, songwriter and guitarist Instruments Guitar, vocals Years active 1957–1959 Labels Del-Fi Records Website www.ritchievalens.com

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Ritchie Valens-Donna ~ It's a shame to lose Buddy Holly and this up and coming star 17 year old Mr. Valens along with The Big Bopper / J.P. Richardson on Feb. 3rd 1959 dubbed THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED !

Ritchie Valens-Donna ~ It's a shame to lose Buddy Holly and this up and coming star 17 year old Mr. Valens along with The Big Bopper / J.P. Richardson on Feb. 3rd 1959 dubbed THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED !

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Big Bopper Cause of Death | ... crash the day the music died big bopper buddy holly ritchie valens

Big Bopper Cause of Death | ... crash the day the music died big bopper buddy holly ritchie valens

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Ritchie Valens and the Birth of Latino Rock | Rock and Roll: An American Story

Ritchie Valens and the Birth of Latino Rock | Rock and Roll: An American Story

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Ritchie Valens, 1941-1959. Buried in San Fernando Mission Cemetery   Mission Hills, California, USA.
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The Day the Music Died — 51 years ago we lost the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and…

The Day the Music Died — 51 years ago we lost the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and…

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