Ritchie Valens

The First Latino Rocker
Beverly A. Mendheim


The only biography and analysis of Ritchie Valens’s music. Includes photographs, material on the film La Bamba and on the relationship between Valens and Los Lobos, and a discography and bibliography.

“You’ve seen the movie, you’ve bought the reissues, you’ve heard the cover versions, now check out the real story of Ritchie Valens . . . a well-written tribute.” —Goldmine