“Forgotten Hollywood”- Ritchie Valens to Receive Honor…

Posted on February 15, 2017 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`California Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra  has introduced a bill to name a portion of Interstate 5 after the San Fernando Valley native son and music legend… Ritchie Valens. ACR 23 calls for a portion of the I-5 freeway, between the Hollywood  and Ronald Reagan freeways, to be renamed in honor of the late rocker: The Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway. He’s best remembered for singing La Bamba, We Belong Together, Donna, and Come On Let’s Go.

“`While Valens went to Pacoima High School, he became   a recording artist in 1958. He performed at the American Legion Hall in Pacoima, which led to a contract. He would appear on American Bandstand; and his hit records sold more than a million copies.

“`Valens died at the age of 17 on February 3rd, 1959,  in a plane crash that also took the lives of Buddy Holly and J.P. The Big Bopper Richardson. He became the subject of the 1987 feature film, La Bamba. Lou Diamond Phillips played the teen idol. His music has inspired generations of Chicano artists in the local community, and throughout the world.

“`The Ritchie Valens family has expressed their total appreciation for the proposed legislation. Bocanegra is the Democratic Majority Whip in the California State Assembly.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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