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Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens has been played on NTS in shows including Light in the Attic, featured first on 16 July 2018. Songs played include Bluebirds Over The Mountain, Dooby-Dooby-Wah and Ooh, My Head.

Ritchie Valens (born Richard Steven Valenzuela; on 13 May 1941 in Pacoima, California, USA – February 3, 1959) was a Mexican 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, however, he scored several hits, most notably "La Bamba", which was originally a Mexican folk song that Valens transformed with a rock rhythm and…

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Bluebirds Over The Mountain
Ritchie Valens
Del-Fi Records, Rhino Records1981
Bluebirds Over The Mountain
Ritchie ValensDel-Fi Records, Rhino Records1981
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Dooby-Dooby-Wah
Ritchie Valens
Del-Fi Records1959
Dooby-Dooby-Wah
Ritchie ValensDel-Fi Records1959
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Ooh, My Head
Ritchie Valens
Del-Fi Records1959
Ooh, My Head
Ritchie ValensDel-Fi Records1959
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That's My Little Suzie
Ritchie Valens
Del-Fi Records1959
That's My Little Suzie
Ritchie ValensDel-Fi Records1959
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Donna
Ritchie Valens
Del-Fi Records1958
Donna
Ritchie ValensDel-Fi Records1958
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Ritchie's Blues
Ritchie Valens
Del-Fi Records1959
Ritchie's Blues
Ritchie ValensDel-Fi Records1959
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