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13th May 1941

Ritchie Valens

American singer, songwriter and guitarist

Richard Steven Valenzuela, known professionally 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.


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  • Lived from
    1941 - 1959 (Died age 17)
  • Birthday:
    13th May 1941
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  • Place of Birth:
    Pacoima, Los Angeles
  • Country:
    United States of America