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Ritchie Valens
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Age 17
Birthday 13 May, 1941
Birthplace Pacoima, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died 3 February, 1959
Place of Death Clear Lake, Iowa, USA
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Nationality American
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame La Bamba
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Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. A rock & roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted eight months, as it abruptly ended when he died in a plane crash.

Filmography

80 Credits »
2014 La fuga -
1987 Los Lobos: La Bamba -
2016 Loving -
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden -
2015 S.O.S.: Mulheres ao Mar 2 -
2015 Girl in a Band: Tales from the Rock 'n' Roll Front Line -
2014 Who's Doing the Dishes? -
2013 The Goldbergs -
2013 Vivo cantando -
2012 Vegas -
2011 Prom -

Songs

189 Songs »
RankTitleYear*
1 La Bamba 1959
2 DONNA 1960
3 Come On Let's Go 1959
4 We Belong Together 1959
5 That's My Little Suzie 1959
6 In A Turkish Town 1959
7 Ooh My Head 1959
8 Framed 1959
9 Bluebirds Over The Mountain 1959
10 Hurry Up 1959
* Approximate (assumes song was released same year as the album it was first released on)

Awards

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Nominated for 1 Award

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