History Music / RitchieValens

22nd Jan '17 9:57:59 AM JamesAustin
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* TheFilmOfTheSong: ''Film/LaBamba' was named after "La Bamba".

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* TheFilmOfTheSong: ''Film/LaBamba' ''Film/LaBamba'' was named after "La Bamba".
22nd Jan '17 9:46:24 AM JamesAustin
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->''Para bailar La Bamba,\\

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->''Para ->''"Para bailar La Bamba,\\



Se necessita una poca de gracia,\\

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Se necessita necesita una poca de gracia,\\



Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere.''[[note]]To dance the Bamba, to dance the Bamba, one needs a bit of grace, a bit of grace for me, for you, now come on, come on, now come on, come on, for you I'll be, for you I'll be, for you I'll be.[[/note]]
-->"La Bamba"

'''Ritchie Valens''' (May 13, 1941 -- February 3, 1959) was an American RockAndRoll musician, best remembered as one of the three rock 'n' roll pioneers who, together with Music/BuddyHolly and Music/TheBigBopper, died in a tragic plane crash that has gone in history as "The Day The Music Died", in reference to Music/DonMcLean's ''Music/AmericanPie''. Of all three musicians Valens was the youngest, being only 17 years of age.

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Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere.''[[note]]To "''[[note]]To dance the Bamba, to dance the Bamba, one needs a bit of grace, a bit of grace for me, for you, now come on, come on, now come on, come on, for you I'll be, for you I'll be, for you I'll be.[[/note]]
-->"La -->-- "La Bamba"

'''Ritchie Valens''' Richard Valenzuela, best known as Ritchie Valens (May 13, 1941 -- February 3, 1959) was an American RockAndRoll musician, best remembered as one of the three rock 'n' roll pioneers who, together with Music/BuddyHolly and Music/TheBigBopper, died in a tragic plane crash that has gone in history as "The Day The Music Died", in reference to Music/DonMcLean's ''Music/AmericanPie''. Of all three musicians Valens was the youngest, being only 17 years of age.



* AlliterativeTitle: "'''B'''ig '''B'''aby '''B'''lues"., "'''F'''ast '''F'''reight".

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* AlliterativeTitle: "'''B'''ig '''B'''aby '''B'''lues"., '''B'''lues", "'''F'''ast '''F'''reight".



* GratuitousSpanish: Well, he was from Mexican descent so Spanish came natural to him [[note]]Actually, being raised as an English speaker, Valens practically couldn't speak much Spanish at all. He had to learn and sing the lyrics of ''La Bamba'' phonetically[[/note]]. But at the time all rock 'n' roll songs were sang in English. To release a song like "La Bamba" and sing it entirely in Spanish was quite daring at the time.

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* GratuitousSpanish: Well, he was Ironically, while him being from Mexican descent so would make it seem that Spanish came natural to him [[note]]Actually, being him, he was actually raised as an English speaker, so Valens practically couldn't speak much Spanish at all. He had to learn and sing the lyrics of ''La Bamba'' phonetically[[/note]]."La Bamba" phonetically. But at the time all rock 'n' roll songs were sang in English. To release a song like "La Bamba" and sing it entirely in Spanish was quite daring at the time.
17th Dec '16 1:12:11 PM Camassia
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* ShoutOut:
** "Three Stars" by Music/EddieCochran is a tribute to Holly, Valens and the Big Bopper. Cochran's voice audibly cracks at several points in the song. What's worse, the poor guy had do record several takes...and would die young in an accident himself in 1960, only a year after the trio went.
** Music/DonMcLean's ''Music/AmericanPie'' is a {{Homage}} to the deaths of Buddy Holly, Valens and the Big Bopper.
** "Boogie With Stu" from Music/LedZeppelin's ''Music/PhysicalGraffiti'' was inspired by Valens' "Oooh My Head".
** ''WesternAnimation/CloneHigh'': In one scene a clone of Buddy Holly invites Abe to ride on a broken-down plane along with Ritchie Valens, The Big Bopper, Music/JimCroce, and half of Music/LynyrdSkynyrd... all of whom had their real life counterparts die in plane crashes.
** ''WesternAnimation/PepperAnn'': In "Cold Feet" a flashback shows a pregnant young Grandma planning to leave for a flight with Music/BuddyHolly, Ritchie Valens and the Music/TheBigBopper, but then she goes into labor before she can leave.
** "Donna" was used in an episode of ''Series/That70sShow'' where Donna and Eric broke up.
** Music/WeirdAlYankovic spoofed "La Bamba" as "Lasagna".
** ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': In ''Sideshow Bob Roberts'' Bart and Lisa discover that Sideshow Bob filled in the names of deceased people to win the popular vote, including Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper. A close-up of The Big Bopper's gravestone shows that his epitaph is: "Gooooodbye baby!"
** An Itchy & Scratchy cartoon in "C.E.D'oh" has Scratchy go aboard the plane that carried Holly, Valens and the Big Bopper, who somehow turned out to be vampires too.
13th Mar '16 1:34:56 AM GrammarNavi
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** "Donna" was used in an episode of ''Series/ThatSeventiesShow'' where Donna and Eric broke up.

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** "Donna" was used in an episode of ''Series/ThatSeventiesShow'' ''Series/That70sShow'' where Donna and Eric broke up.
15th Nov '15 8:10:29 AM Aquila89
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** "Three Stars" by Music/EddieCochran is a tribute to Holly, Valens and the Big Bopper. Cochran's voice audibly cracks at several points in the song. What's worse, the poor guy had do record several takes...and would die himself in 1960, only a year after the trio went.

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** "Three Stars" by Music/EddieCochran is a tribute to Holly, Valens and the Big Bopper. Cochran's voice audibly cracks at several points in the song. What's worse, the poor guy had do record several takes...and would die young in an accident himself in 1960, only a year after the trio went.
11th Nov '15 12:17:05 PM Exxolon
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''Para bailar La Bamba,\\

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''Para ->''Para bailar La Bamba,\\
11th Nov '15 12:16:44 PM Exxolon
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''Para bailar La Bamba,\\
Para bailar La Bamba,\\
Se necessita una poca de gracia,\\
Una poca de gracia,\\
Para mi, para ti, ay arriba, ay arriba,\\
Ay, arriba arriba,\\
Por ti sere, por ti sere, por ti sere.''[[note]]To dance the Bamba, to dance the Bamba, one needs a bit of grace, a bit of grace for me, for you, now come on, come on, now come on, come on, for you I'll be, for you I'll be, for you I'll be.[[/note]]
-->"La Bamba"
2nd Sep '15 12:12:18 PM ritzoreo
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* GratuitousSpanish: Well, he was from Mexican descent so Spanish came natural to him [[note]]Actually, being raised as an English speaker, Valens practically couln't speak much Spanish at all and his biopic shows this. He had to learn and sing the lyrics of ''La Bamba'' phonetically[[/note]]. But at the time all rock 'n' roll songs were sang in English. To release a song like "La Bamba" and sing it entirely in Spanish was quite daring at the time.

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* GratuitousSpanish: Well, he was from Mexican descent so Spanish came natural to him [[note]]Actually, being raised as an English speaker, Valens practically couln't couldn't speak much Spanish at all and his biopic shows this.all. He had to learn and sing the lyrics of ''La Bamba'' phonetically[[/note]]. But at the time all rock 'n' roll songs were sang in English. To release a song like "La Bamba" and sing it entirely in Spanish was quite daring at the time.
2nd Sep '15 12:11:05 PM ritzoreo
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* GratuitousSpanish: Well, he was from Mexican descent so Spanish came natural to him. But at the time all rock 'n' roll songs were sang in English. To release a song like "La Bamba" and sing it entirely in Spanish was quite daring at the time.

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* GratuitousSpanish: Well, he was from Mexican descent so Spanish came natural to him.him [[note]]Actually, being raised as an English speaker, Valens practically couln't speak much Spanish at all and his biopic shows this. He had to learn and sing the lyrics of ''La Bamba'' phonetically[[/note]]. But at the time all rock 'n' roll songs were sang in English. To release a song like "La Bamba" and sing it entirely in Spanish was quite daring at the time.
25th Aug '15 6:31:41 AM Metalhead14
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* YoungerThanTheyLook: He was ''not yet 18'' when he passed. The trope image isn't even one of his last photos!
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