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Richard Steven Valenzuela better known as Ritchie Valens (born Richard Steven Valenzuela; May 13, 1941 - February 3, 1959) was a Mexican-American singer-songwriter and musician who died with Buddy Holly, and "Big Bopper" Richardson in a plane crash in Iowa. He was 17.
Valens most notable work include recordings of “La Bamba” a Mexican folk song which became a hit in the U.S. “Donna” a song dedicated to his girlfriend and “Come on let’s go”