Ritchie Valens timeline

  • "La Bamba" Is Released

    "La Bamba" is a folk song, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the the U.S. charts and one of early rock and... Read more

  • "American Pie" is released

    "American Pie" is a folk rock song by singer-songwriter Don McLean. Recorded and released on the American Pie album in 1971, the single was a... Read more