Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens
1941 - 1959

Ritchie Valens  American Singer


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Ritchie Valens passed away on 3rd Feb 1959 aged 17.


Ritchie Valens was in a relationship with Donna Ludwig (1957 - 1959).


American Singer Ritchie Valens passed away on 3rd Feb 1959 Clear Lake, Iowa, USA aged 17. Born Richard Steven Valenzuela on 13th May, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA and educated at San Fernando High School, Ritchie Valens is most remembered for La Bamba in a career that spanned 1957–1959. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

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First Name Ritchie
Middle Name Steven
Last Name Valens
Full Name at Birth Richard Steven Valenzuela
Alternative Name Richie Valens
Age 17 (age at death) years
Birthday 13th May, 1941
Birthplace Los Angeles, California, USA
Died 3rd February, 1959
Place of Death Clear Lake, Iowa, USA
Cause of Death Plane Crash
Height 5' 7" (170 cm)
Weight 165lbs (75 kg)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Brown - Dark
Distinctive Feature Dimples
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity Multiracial
Nationality American
High School San Fernando High School
Occupation Text Singer
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame La Bamba
Music Genre (Text) Rock And Roll, Chicano Rock, rock and roll, chicano rock, Rock and roll
Music Genre Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1957–1959
Music Style Rock & Roll
Music Mood Party/Celebratory, Amiable/Good-Natured, Energetic, Exuberant, Playful, Passionate, Fun, Rambunctious, Carefree, Summery, Cheerful, Happy, Rousing, Freewheeling, Lively, Innocent, Rollicking
Instrument Guitar, Vocals
Instrument (text) Guitar, Vocals, vocals
Record Label Del-Fi Records
Shoe Size 9
Official Websites ritchievalens.com, http://RitchieValens.com
Father Steven
Mother Concepcion 'Concha'
Brother Robert 'Bob' Morales, Mario Ramirez
Sister Connie, Irma
Family Member Ernie Valens (Nephew)
Friend The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly
Favorite TV Shows Ed Sullivan Show
Favorite Foods Mexican
Favorite Colors Red
Favorite Accessories Fender Guitars
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Ritchie Valens17 TaurusSinger
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candiSep 28, 2009

I read somewhere that Ritchie`s eyes were green in color is this true? I will love Ritchie forever, do you hear me forever!

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