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A very good movie about a very special young man.

I own this movie and every time I watch it I cry. What a sad story. R.I.P Ritchie Valens we all love you ..... xo

Great website...I live in Australia and saw the movie La Bamba when I was all of 14 years old - I am now 36 and still love the movie and was, and still am, so moved when I think about Ritchie's story. You rock Ritchie!

Great set of photos with the story to go with them.

I AM 21 AND I LOVE RITCHIE AND BUDDY! The BIG BOPPER was great to but I don't really know much about him. Even in my generation they all are still loved and appreciated. I will teach my kids all about them.They set the foundation for todays so-called music. I wish I was born back then just to see them in concert.It just isn't the same without them.

im alfonso gonzales an i am a bigg fan of ritchie an his music he has been a inspiration to me an other being latino i feel he has paved the way for other latino's like daddy yankee, pit bull an the many more latin stars, my heart goes out to him an his famila an donna every time i play his cd, ( bios condios the u all. ritchie will never be forgotten

I think it great that you do this. It's sad that so many people are so quickly forgot after there death. Every life is important. the Bible state " Not even a bird falls that GOD does not know" I hope we. People in the USA would go back to the way thing use to be to remember those who have gone before us. And honor there life's and time on this earth.

RIP Ritchie!!!

So sad to lose a great singer at a very young age. I really feel so bad for the pain his family had to go through. He will always me remembered through his music and he will live on through his music. God Bless his family.

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By Lisa Burks

  • Exploring History From The Ground Up!

    I enjoy spending time exploring cemeteries, reading and photographing headstones of celebrities and civilians alike, and learning about the lives and deaths of these so-called "permanent residents" of the graveyards and mausoleums. This blog chronicles those experiences.


    I am a proud member of The Association of Graveyard Rabbits!

    May 2, 2009

    In addition to this blog, some of my older material is archived at Buried Treasures at LisaBurks.com

    One of the cemeteries I'm most interested in these days is Grand View Memorial Park in Glendale, Calif. I wrote about its legal problems for the LA Daily News' community hub, ValleyNews.com from August 2006 to December 2008, when Valley News ceased operations. In response to reader requests to have one central source of information, I created and continue to maintain Grand View Memorial Park (dot) Info.

    "We've gotten a front-row seat to all the twists and turns taking place at the beleaguered cemetery, Grand View Memorial Park, from an intrepid citizen journalist named Lisa Burks." ~ Jason Kandel, ValleyNews.com Editor, 12/28/2006