Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens
Real name
Richard Steven Valenzuela
Born
May 13, 1941
Died
February 3, 1959
Country
United States
IPI
00031432428
00031448899
Family
Ernie Valens Cousin
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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
August 1958 (20 artists)
November 1958 (55 artists)
October 1959 (2 artists)
March 1959 (3 artists)
May 1959 The Blizzards [NL]
March 1959 (2 artists)

Covers by Ritchie Valens

Title Performer Release date Originally by
March 1959 Ersel Hickey
March 1959 Larry Williams [US1]
August 1958 The Robins
November 1958 El Jarocho
Covered by (66 artists)
December 1960 (unknown)
March 1959 Little Richard
Covered by (4 artists)
December 1960 Eddie Cochran
March 1959 Robert & Johnny

Songs written by Ritchie Valens

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Come On, Let's Go Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens August 1958 Covered by (20 artists)
Donna Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens November 1958 Covered by (55 artists)
In a Turkish Town Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens March 1959 Covered by (3 artists)
Little Girl Ritchie Valens, Bob Keane Ritchie Valens May 1959 Covered by The Blizzards [NL]
That's My Little Suzie Ritchie Valens, Robert Kuhn Ritchie Valens March 1959 Covered by (2 artists)

Adapted songs

Title Written by Originals Originally by Covered by
La bamba Ritchie Valens El jarabe veracruzano Ritchie Valens Covered by (66 artists)
Ooh! My Head Ritchie Valens Ooh! My Soul Ritchie Valens Covered by (4 artists)

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
In Concert at Pacoima Jr. High Ritchie Valens December 1960 Del-Fi
Ritchie Ritchie Valens October 1959 Del-Fi
Ritchie Valens Ritchie Valens March 1959 Del-Fi

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Come On, Let's Go Ritchie Valens August 1958 Del-Fi
Donna Ritchie Valens November 1958 Del-Fi
Little Girl Ritchie Valens May 1959 Del-Fi
That's My Little Suzie Ritchie Valens March 1959 Del-Fi

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
Remember The Rockin' Devils 1976 Hot Stuff Records
Three Stars Tommy Dee with Teen Tones and Orchestra February 1959 Crest Records
Three Stars Eddie Cochran September 1966 Liberty
Three Stars Ruby Wright March 1959 King

Reported errors

# Reported by Reported on Status Last update
#35964 Canary 2008-01-23 18:29:39 UTC processed 2009-12-01 21:03:02 UTC by Bastien
#39183 Stephan Koenig 2009-05-13 13:06:19 UTC processed 2009-12-01 21:04:53 UTC by Bastien