Hi everybody. Today we remember a teenager - possibly the most talented teen to ever exist. His name was Richard Steven Valenzuela... known professionally as Ritchie Valens. Ritchie Valens was born in Pacoima, CA on May 13, 1941. After a short, but wildly successful career in music, Ritchie tragically perished in Clear Lake Iowa on… Continue reading Three for Ritchie V.
Most people have heard about the tragedy that occurred on February 3, 1959 . It was quite possibly the most tragic day in Entertainment History. It was the day that music stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash. It's also known as "The Day The Music Died."… Continue reading Facts and Trivia: The Day The Music Died
February 3rd is a difficult day for a Buddy Holly fan. It doesn’t matter if you weren’t born yet when the Winter Dance Party ’59 tragedy happened. It’s still going to be a tough day for you. I ought to know. Behind every chart-topping hit and every smiling photo of Buddy Holly lies a tragic… Continue reading February Makes Me Shiver: Finding the Silver Lining of The Day The Music Died
One of the very first 1950's Rock n Roll stars that I ever heard of was Ritchie Valens. Perhaps that's why to this day I have a special place for him in my heart. I was very young when I first saw La Bamba either on TV or VHS... don't quite remember. Although, what I… Continue reading Today We Remember: Ritchie Valens – Bright Young Talent, Gone Too Soon