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Ritchie Valens

The young musician

Ritchie Valens

Performing on El Día de los Muertos


Donna Fox Ludwig, the inspiration for Valens' highest charting single

Singer and Producer

Ritchie Valens and Bob Keane

The Day the Music Died

The Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens, and Buddy Holly shortly before their death in February 1959

Little Joe and the Latinaires

Ca. 1962, before the Chicano Movement inspired Little Joe

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