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Too Young For the Club: Those Who Didn't Make It to 27

If you’re an avid fan of rock music, you’ve probably heard of the 27 Club before. Some of rock’s greatest are members of this eerily not-so-exclusive organization, but it’s not the sort of club for which you await membership. 1,959 more words

"La Bamba by Ritchie Valens (with English & Spanish lyrics)" 

La Bamba, pronounced: is a Mexican folk songoriginally from the state of Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a… 452 more words


'La Bamba' At 30: Director Luis Valdez, Esai Morales Talk About Film that Redefined Latino Roles

The 1950’s in America: Families would gather around the television every night, and young people sang and danced to the rock and roll of Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. 1,630 more words


Sounds Like Saturday or: Ritchie Valens


Today marks the 59th anniversary of the passing of Buddy Holly, J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson and Ritchie Valens. All three were very important to the music that came after but the one that resonated the most with me, and I’ll admit because of the 1987 movie, was Valens. 169 more words


This Weekend: True Love Ways

Saturday night at 7 PM on “The Grooveyard”, we’ll look back at the artists who died in the plane crash in Clear Lake, Iowa on February 3, 1959, frequently called “The Day the Music Died”. 184 more words


The Day The Music Died

February 3rd, 1959. That was The Day The Music Died. Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson, and pilot Roger Peterson died in a plan crash near Clear Lake, Iowa. 32 more words

Musical Interlude


“Goddamned bitch bit me.” Jape was just repeating the words, over and over, no longer with much vehemence. Still, it was getting on his friends’ nerves. 961 more words