The History of Rock and Roll: Ritchie Valens
Sep 20 - 27 , 2011 Show: TBA
These educational programs are sponsored, private programs reserved for Los Angeles area school groups only. Admission is FREE to Los Angeles area schools; Reservations required. To reserve your school's spot in the Clive Davis Theater, please email [email protected] by Monday, August 8, 2011.
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 and Roll: Ritchie Valens" will teach students about "The Day the Music Died" as well as the history of the Hispanic Rock and 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.