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Ritchie Valens (1941–1959)


Ritchie Valens was born on May 13, 1941 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Richard Steven Valenzuela. He died on February 3, 1959 in Clear Lake, Iowa, USA. See full bio »

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 2015 The Goldbergs (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- La Biblioteca Es Libros? (2015) ... (performer: "La Bamba" - uncredited)
 2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chris Pine/Patricia Arquette/Modest Mouse (2015) ... (writer: "La Bamba" - uncredited)
 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Grand Final: Show 1 (2014) ... (writer: "La Bamba" - uncredited)
- Week 7 (2014) ... (writer: "La Bamba" - uncredited)
 2014 Vive cantando (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- La vida te da sorpresas (2014) ... (arranger: "La Bamba")
 2013 Vegas (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Two of a Kind (2013) ... (performer: "Come On, Let's Go")
 2012 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #20.136 (2012) ... (writer: "La Bamba" - uncredited)
 2011 The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years (Video documentary) (performer: "La Bamba") / (writer: "La Bamba")
 2011 Prom (writer: "Come On, Let's Go")
 2011 Camping paradis (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Roméo et Juliette au camping (2011) ... (arranger: "La Bamba")
 2010 Mafia II (Video Game) (lyrics: "COME ON LET'S GO", "DONNA") / (music: "COME ON LET'S GO", "DONNA") / (performer: "COME ON LET'S GO", "DONNA")
 2010 20 to 1 (TV Series documentary) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Sporty, Rich & Sexy (2010) ... (arranger: "La Bamba" - uncredited)
 2008 Guitar Hero World Tour (Video Game) (arranger: "La Bamba")
 2008/I Ranchero (writer: "Fast Freight" - as Richie Valens)
 2006 Cars (Video Game) (writer: "Come On, Let's Go" - as Richie Valens)
 2005 Cheap (performer: "We Belong Together")
 2004 White Chicks (writer: "La Bamba")
 2003 Monsieur Ibrahim (performer: "La Bamba")
 2002 Stars in Their Eyes Kids (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.3 (2002) ... (writer: "La Bamba")
 2002 Deuces Wild (performer: "Come On, Let's Go") / (writer: "Come On, Let's Go")
 2001 That '70s Show (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode)
- Eric's Depression (2001) ... (performer: "Oh Donna")
 2000 Hollywood Rocks the Movies: The Early Years (1955-1970) (TV Movie documentary) (performer: "Ooh My Head") / (writer: "Ooh My Head")
 2000/I Committed (performer: "Donna") / (writer: "Donna")
  Hinter Gittern - Der Frauenknast (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode, 1999) (performer - 1 episode, 1999)
- Diamantenfieber (1999) ... (arranger: "La Bamba") / (performer: "La Bamba")
 1998 Music from Another Room (writer: "Come On Let's Go")
 1995 Stars in Their Eyes (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.5 (1995) ... (writer: "La Bamba")
 1994 A Low Down Dirty Shame (arranger: "LA BAMBA")
 1994 There Goes My Baby (writer: "La Bamba")
 1992 Marienhof (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- Kabale und Liebe (1992) ... (arranger: "La Bamba" - uncredited)
 1992 That Night (performer: "COME ON LET'S GO") / (writer: "COME ON LET'S GO")
  Beverly Hills, 90210 (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 1991) (writer - 1 episode, 1991)
- A Fling in Palm Springs (1991) ... (performer: "La Bamba" - uncredited) / (writer: "La Bamba" - uncredited)
 1990/I Revenge (arranger: "La Bamba") / (performer: "La Bamba")
  Quantum Leap (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1990) (writer - 2 episodes, 1990)
- All-Americans - November 6, 1962 (1990) ... (performer: "La Bamba" (Uncredited)) / (writer: "La Bamba" (Uncredited))
- Animal Frat - October 19, 1967 (1990) ... (performer: "La Bamba" - uncredited) / (writer: "La Bamba" - uncredited)
 1989 She's Out of Control (performer: "La Bamba" - as Richie Valens) / (writer: "La Bamba" - as Richie Valens)
 1987 Young Love: Lemon Popsicle 7 (arranger: "La Bamba") / (performer: "La Bamba")
 1987 Hill Street Blues (TV Series) (arranger - 1 episode)
- A Pound of Flesh (1987) ... (arranger: "La Bamba" - uncredited)
 1987 La Bamba (arranger: "La Bamba") / (lyrics: "Ooh! My Head", "The Paddi Wack Song", "Come On, Let's Go", "Donna", "I Got a Gal Named Sue (That's My Little Suzie)") / (music: "Ooh! My Head", "The Paddi Wack Song", "Come On, Let's Go", "Donna", "I Got a Gal Named Sue (That's My Little Suzie)")
  Moonlighting (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 1986 - 1987) (writer - 2 episodes, 1986 - 1987)
- I Am Curious... Maddie (1987) ... (performer: "La Bamba" - uncredited) / (writer: "La Bamba" - uncredited)
- The Son Also Rises (1986) ... (performer: "La Bamba" - uncredited) / (writer: "La Bamba" - uncredited)
 1987 Tin Men (performer: "La Bamba") / (writer: "La Bamba")
 1986 The Money Pit (arranger: "LA BAMBA") / (performer: "LA BAMBA")
 1983 Christine (performer: "Come On, Let's Go") / (writer: "Come On, Let's Go")
 1983 The Right Stuff (writer: "La Bamba")
 1983 Exposed (arranger: "La Bamba") / (performer: "La Bamba")
 1981 Hot Bubblegum (arranger: "La Bamba") / (performer: "La Bamba")
 1979 Rock 'n' Roll High School (writer: "C'mon Let's Go")
 1978 Good Old Days Part II (TV Special) (performer: "Donna") / (writer: "Donna")
 1978 Grease (performer: "La Bamba") / (writer: "La Bamba")
 1978 American Hot Wax (arranger: "La Bamba") / (performer: "La Bamba")
 1976 The Motel (writer: "La Bamba" - uncredited)
 1973 That'll Be the Day (writer: "Donna" - uncredited)
 1965 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.7 (1965) ... (writer: "Come On, Let's Go" - uncredited)
 1959 Go, Johnny, Go! (performer: "OOH MY HEAD")
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Single: "Donna" (Del-Fi Records) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 4 Portrayals | 1 Article | See more »

Height:

5' 5" (1.65 m)
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Trivia:

Despite having his most popular hit with "La Bamba", an adaptation of a Mexican folk song, Valens did not speak Spanish. See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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