Ritchie Valens Death Cause and Date

Ritchie Valens' Death

Born (Birthday) May 13, 1941

Death Date February 3, 1959

Age of Death 17 years

Cause of Death Aviation Accident and Incident

Profession Rock Singer

The rock singer Ritchie Valens died at the age of 17. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Pioneer in the Chicano rock movement who released the single “La Bamba.” He tragically died in a historic plane crash, an event that was nicknamed The Day the Music Died. 

His mother was actress Connie Valenzuela. 

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“Now, I don’t know how they judge all that, but if anybody in the world deserves to be in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, Ritchie Valens does.” (Waylon Jennings)

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“Because Ritchie Valens WAS the real deal. He was only starting, but in the time he spent in the business, he made big impact. I don’t know if anybody could have made a bigger one.” (Waylon Jennings)

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“I know Ritchie Valens in 1959 had ‘La Bamba’ but to be totally Spanish – because, you know, Ritchie didn’t speak Spanish – but to be a total Latin artist like myself, to be out in a field where there weren’t any categories for Latinos… I felt good that I was maybe – I didn’t know it at the time – but I felt good that I opened the door.” (Jose Feliciano)

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“‘Oh, Daddy,’ was a remake of the Ritchie Valens’ song ‘Oh Donna,’ and I really like that one because it’s a story of a pregnant woman who was dumped by her baby daddy, but she was always waiting for him. It’s a sweet-and-sour situation.” (Natti Natasha)

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