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Net Worth of Ritchie Valens

Richard Steven Valenzuela, recognized professionally as Ritchie Valens, was once a Mexican American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and a forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens’ recording profession lasted eight months, as it unexpectedly ended when he died in an airplane crash.

What is Richard Valens?

What is the First Name? Ritchie
What is the Middle Name? Steven
What is the Last Name? Valens
What is the Full Name at Birth? Richard Steven Valenzuela
What is the Alternative Name? Richie Valens, Ritchie Valens
What is the Age? 17 (age at death) years
What is the Birthday? 13th May, 1941
What is the Birthplace? Pacoima, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California, USA
What is the Date of Death? 3rd February, 1959
What is the Place of Death? Clear Lake, Iowa, USA
What is the Cause of Death? Plane Crash
What is the Height? 5′ 7″ (170 cm)
What is the Weight? 165lbs (75 kg)
What is the Build? Average
What is the Eye Color? Brown – Dark
What is the Hair Color? Brown – Dark
What is the Distinctive Feature? Dimples
What is the Zodiac Sign? Taurus
What is the Religion? Roman Catholic
What is the Ethnicity? Multiracial
What is the Nationality? American
What is the High School? San Fernando High School
What is the Occupation Text? Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist
What is the Occupation? Singer
What is the Claim to Fame? La Bamba
What is the Music Genre (Text)? Rock and roll, Chicano rock
What is the Year(s) Active? 1957–1959
What is the Music Style? Rock & Roll
What is the Music Mood? Party/Celebratory, Amiable/Good-Natured, Energetic, Exuberant, Playful, Passionate, Fun, Rambunctious, Carefree, Summery, Cheerful, Happy, Rousing, Freewheeling, Lively, Innocent, Rollicking
What is the Instrument? Guitar, Vocals
What is the Record Label? Del-Fi Records
What is the Shoe Size? 9
What are the Official Websites? ritchievalens.com, http://RitchieValens.com
What is the Father’s Name? Steven
What is the Mother’s Name? Concepcion ‘Concha’
What is the Brother’s Name Robert ‘Bob’ Morales, Mario Ramirez
What is the Sister’s Name? Connie, Irma
What is the Family Member? Ernie Valens (Nephew)
What is the Friend’s name? The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly
What is the Favorite TV Show? Ed Sullivan Show
What is the Favorite Food? Mexican
What is the Favorite Color? Red


Valens was born Richard Steven Valenzuela in Pacoima, California, on May 13, 1941. Ritchie was an average scholar for whom music was a guiding force. He also listens to the country performed on the radio. With only an average singing voice, the family started teaching him to play the guitar at eleven. At the age of 13, Ritchie entered Pacoima Junior High as a seventh-grader. When he was 13 years old, he made an electric powered guitar out of scrap lumber and used electronic parts. In May 1958, Ritchie went to Los Angeles to audition for Bob Keene. He had numerous hits, most surprisingly “La Bamba,” which he had adapted from Mexican folk music and died in an ancient airplane crash, an event that was nickname The Day the Music Died. In 2019, Ritchie Valens Net Worth was 500 Thousand Dollars.

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