(See Vintage films) He died in a plane crash too soon, but he left a legacy of music in his short life


Richie Valens, musician (May 13, 1941 – Feb. 3, 1959) died too early in his life on a fateful plane crash February 3, 1959 .  His real name was Richard Steven Valenzuela  

This date will be forever called ‘The Day the Music Died.” Three promising musicians lost their lives. Roger Peterson, the pilot, also died in the crash that occurred in a blinding snowstorm in Iowa.

Here are some of Richie Valens most popular songs.

This is the original demo tape recorded at producer Bob Keane studio (between May or July 1958), with Ritchie´s voice, guitar, and drums.

Here is the closing scene in the movie La Bamba.

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