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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….

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‘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….

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“La Bamba” Unites The World


September 04, 2014 

La Bamba | Playing For Change from Playing For Change on Vimeo. People from Mexico, Serbia, Australia, and all points in between are uniting together through Ritchie Valens’ classic song La Bamba. An organization called Playing For Change aims to cross cultures, races, and religions to unite people all over the globe through the magic….

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The 55th Anniversary Of The Day The Music Died


February 04, 2014 

Yesterday was the 55th anniversary of the day the music died in which Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper, and pioneering Latino rocker Ritchie Valens perished in a plane crash. The day was forever immortalized in the song of the same name by Don MacLean. Buddy Holly was a Lubbock rocker that was nerdy chic way….

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Tu Vez Blast-From-The-Past Truck: Los Lobos


March 14, 2012 

Marty McFly and Doc Brown had the Delorean to go travel through time; We have the Tu Vez Blast-From-The-Past Truck. Every week, we’ll hop in our time traveling machine, gun it to 88 MPH, and go back in time to bring you the best from the good ol’ days. Will it be a clip from an old telenovela? An old school music video? Stick around and find out!

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