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Ritchie Valens

Born on this day in 1941, in Pacoima, California, singer, guitarist and songwriter, Ritchie Valens. Valens had several hits in his brief career; La Bamba, Donna, Framed, Come On Let’s Go and We Belong Together. He’s often cited as being the very first Chicano rock star.

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Ritchie Valens

Born on this day in 1941, in Pacoima, California, Ritchie Valens. Valens found huge success with his hit records, “La Bamba” and “Donna,” which led to his being booked on Buddy Holly’s final tour.