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Bob Morales, Older Brother of Ritchie Valens, Dies at 81

September 26, 2018 

Bob Morales, the older brother of rock legend Ritchie Valens has recently past away after battling prostate cancer. He was 81. Many might remember Morales as portrayed by actor Esai Morales in the 1987 film “La Bamba,” the biopic about Ritchie Valens life. In the movie Morales was portrayed as a tough rugged leather-jacket wearing….

Freeway Named After Ritchie Valens

March 28, 2018 

A stretch of the 5 Freeway in Los Angeles, Ca is named in honor of the rock legend Ritchie Valens. Between Route 170 and the 118 Freeway, you can find The Richie Valens Memorial Highway in the northeast San Fernando Valley. Valens attended San Fernando High School and became a hit rock ’n’ roll recording….

Weekend Jam: Ritchie Valens’ “Ooh, My Head”

February 03, 2012 

It’s Friday and we’re damn near out the door. But before we leave you, there’s a little musical lovin’ coming your way. This week it’s rock-n-roller Ritchie Valens who, alongside Buddy Holly and J.P. Richardson, died in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa 53 days ago. The event is infamously called “The Day The….

Greatest Latino Rockers Of All Time

December 17, 2018 

What comes to mind when the term “rock star” is uttered? Some skinny British guy wearing tight leather pants and a ruffled blouse? Despite the fact that African-Americans are largely responsible for the creation of rock & roll, it is largely thought of as white people music. Obviously, this is all kinds of false, which….

‘La Bamba’ Was The Best Movie Of The 80’s

July 10, 2018 

Latinos are rarely the subject of triumphant Hollywood biopics. We’re not sure why. Maybe because it’s hard for Leonardo Di Caprio, Jamie Foxx, or Tom Hanks to pass as Latino? Either way, there are a few good films out there with historical Latino subjects. One of our favorites is the 1987 classic La Bamba. La….