Ritchie Valens was an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist who received a net worth of 500 1000. Ritchie Valens came into this world in Pacoima, California in May 1941 and passed out in February 1959. Valens is credited with being an innovator of rock and a father and roll music of the Chicago rock movement. The career of his only went on 8 weeks before he was involved in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson that is generally known as "The Day the Music Died". Valens released his self titled debut studio album in 1959 and his follow up Ritchie the same season. The only other album of his was In Concert at Pacoima Jr. High which was released posthumously in 1961. Valens' best singles were released in 1958. "Donna" reached #2 while the version of his of "La Bamba" hit #22. Valens started playing the guitar as well as trumpet at 9 and later taught himself how to play drums. He joined the band The Silhouettes at sixteen. He was signed to Del Fi Records by owner and president Bob Keane. Valens was given a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during 6733 Hollywood Blvd. He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001. Ritchie Valens passed away on February three, 1959 from seventeen years of age.
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