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Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens

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Chicano Rock

Special Feature by Bill Millar, Record Mirror, 30 October 1971

ON 3 February 1959 Richard Valenzuela died in a plane crash along with Buddy Holly whose final recordings foretold the Beatless sixties; a more pop ...

R.I.P. Giants – The Dead Certs

Overview by Ed Jones, Melody Maker, 25 January 1975

How dying can be a good career move. ...

Chicano Rock: Down Mexico Way

Overview by Bill Millar, Let It Rock, September 1975

Chicano Rock: Ritchie Valens, Sam The Sham, Sunny and the Sunglows and more. ...

Ritchie Valens Lives!

Retrospective by Don Waller, L.A. Weekly, 29 October 1981

RITCHIE VALENS, born Richard Valenzuela in Pacoima, California, on May 13, 1941, cut three hit records before he finished high school: 'Come On Let's Go', ...

Ritchie Valens: The Young Singer Who Pioneered Chicano Rock

Retrospective by Martin Hawkins, The History of Rock, March 1982

WHEN ROCK'N'ROLL first stopped calling itself rhythm and blues in the mid Fifties, it became a young man's game. Teenage performers like Ritchie Valens began ...

Los Lobos: The Company Of Wolves

Interview by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 8 August 1987

It's Tex-Mex, tortilla chips with everything and a large helping of Mexican folklore with Los Lobos, who reached numero uno in the charts with a ...

Ritchie Valens: La Bamba

Report and Interview by Dave Rimmer, The Face, Summer 1987

SEARCHLIGHTS SWAY IN THE SKY over Hollywood Boulevard and Vine as the premiere party for La Bamba the movie strides into full swing. The subject ...


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