Richard Steven Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 – February 3, 1959), known as Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted only eight months. During this time,...Wikipedia
Age: 17 (age at death)
Born: 13th May, 1941, Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 3rd February, 1959, Clear Lake, Iowa, USA
Height: 5' 7" (170 cm)
Claim to Fame: La Bamba
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