Ritchie Valens (Richard Steven Valenzuela; May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959) was an 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", that became a hit in 1958, making Valens a pioneer of the Spanish-speaking rock and roll movement, "Come On, Let's Go" and "Donna". 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. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.

Available songs

Songs (clic for a preview) Can be found on these DVDs
  Donna Greatest Hits Vol #12
  La Bamba Greatest Hits Vol #16