Ritchie Valens

Ricardo Esteban Valenzuela Reyes

Also known as -Valens, Mrs Valens, R Valens, R. Valens, R. Valenz, R. Vallens, Richard Valenzuela, Richi Valens, Richie Valens, Richie Vallens, Ricky Valens, Ritchie Vallens, Valens, Valnes
Members of Ritchie Valens: Mike Deasy
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.ritchievalens.com/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ritchie_Valens

Discography of Ritchie Valens:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Donna / La Bamba 2 Audio 1976 Eric Records
2 La Bamba 16 Audio 1987 All Round Trading
3 That's My Little Suzie / In A Turkish Town 2 Audio 1959 Del-Fi Records
4 Donna / La Bamba 2 Audio 1958 Del-Fi Records
5 La Bamba / Donna 2 Audio Juke-Box Oldie
6 Ritchie Valens 12 Audio 1959-03-00 Del-Fi Records
7 The Ritchie Valens Story 19 Audio 1993
8 Donna / La Bamba 2 Audio 1979 Goldisc
9 La Bamba '87 4 Audio 1987 Del-Fi Records
10 La Bamba 87' 4 Audio 1987 Image Records (4)
11 Donna / La Bamba 2 Audio Polydor
12 Donna 16 Audio 1989 Success
13 Donna / La Bamba 2 Audio 1967 President Records
14 La Bamba - His Original Del-Fi Recordings 16 Audio 1987
15 Donna / La Bamba 2 Audio 1977 Surprise (3)
16 Donna / La Bamba 2 Audio 1980 Old Gold (2)
17 La Bamba '87 4 Audio 1987 Antelope Records
18 Donna / La Bamba 2 Audio 1958 London Records
19 La Bamba/Come On Let's Go Medley / We Belong Together 2 Audio 1987
20 Come On, Let's Go! 62 Audio 1998 Del-Fi Records
21 Ritchie 11 Audio 1987
22 Ritchie 11 Audio 1959-12-00 Del-Fi Records
23 In Concert At Pacoima Jr. High 12 Audio 1960 Del-Fi Records
24 The Best Of Ritchie Valens 14 Audio 1981
25 Ritchie Valens 25 Audio 1987
26 La Bamba / Ooh, My Head 2 Audio 1962
27 La Bamba 4 Audio 1987 RCA
28 Greatest Hits 14 Audio 1987 RCA
29 Rockin' All Night: The Very Best Of Ritchie Valens 22 Audio 1995 Del-Fi Records
30 Come On Let's Go 2 Audio Apex (3)
31 Donna 2 Audio Del-Fi Records
32 La Bamba / La Bamba / Oh Oh What A Kiss 3 Audio Rainbow
33 La Bamba '87 4 Audio 1987 Carrere
34 The History Of Ritchie Valens 36 Audio 1987
35 Donna / La Bamba 2 Audio Collectables
36 The Best Of Ritchie Valens 14 Audio 1987 Rhino Records (2)
37 Memorial Album 12 Audio 1963 Del-Fi Records
38 La Bamba / Donna 2 Audio Lana Records
39 That's My Little Suzie 2 Audio 1958
40 Heartbeats - The Original Recordings 45 Audio 2009 Delta (18)
41 Ritchie Valens & Jerry Kole 10 Audio 1963
42 La Bamba 2 Audio 1987 RCA
43 Donna / La Bamba 2 Audio 1959 Apex (3)
44 La Bamba 16 Audio 1987 EMI
45 The Ritchie Valens Story 19 Audio 1993
46 The Very Best Of Ritchie Valens 28 Audio 1999
47 I Remember Ritchie Valens - His Greatest Hits 12 Audio President Records
48 La Bamba 2 Audio 1987 Ariola
49 La Bamba And Other Hits 10 Audio 2004 Flashback Records
50 La Bamba 87' 2 Audio 1987 Image Records (4)


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 [a=Buddy Holly] and J.P. Richardson a/k/a the [a=Big Bopper].

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.


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