Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens

Biography

Blowing open the doors for Latino rockers coming out of East L.A. in the late '50s, the legendary Ritchie Valens had a sharp, crisp sound that helped to define rock 'n' roll in its teething days. The classic sound of his twangy guitar and strong, swinging backbeats were created from a unique infusion of Latin into Rockabilly.
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