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The History of Rock & Roll: Ritchie Valens

A forefather of Chicano rock, Ritchie Valens maximized his tragically short eight-month career and paved the way for Latino artists of today. The History of Rock & Roll: Ritchie Valens will teach students about “The Day the Music Died” as well as the history of the Hispanic rock & roll movement. The program will also discuss the stories behind Valens’ classics “La Bamba” and “Donna” and show how important Valens’ legacy is to Southern California.