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Full Name: Richard Steven Valenzuela
Description: Vocalist, Guitarist, USA
Known For: "La Bamba" (1959) Hit Song
Instruments: Guitar Voice
Music Styles: Rock
Location: United States of America
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Date Born: 13th May 1941
Location Born: Pocoima, California, United States of America
Date Died: 3rd February 1959
Location Died: Clear Lake, Iowa, United States of America
Cause Of Death: Plane crash.
Memorial: He is considered the first Latino to ever successfully cross over into Rock mainstream.
Summary: Brought up hearing traditional Mexican mariachi music, as well as flamenco guitar, R&B.
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