The Official Ritchie Valens Website

Yesterday we visited the Buddy Holly website, and saw the impact his music made. Today we visit one of his contemporaries whose music also made an impact, and is remembered today as well.

It is the Ritchie Valens website, and is maintained by Del-Fi Records, the company who recorded him during his all too short career. Here you can find out a lot of information about who Ritchie was, about how he grew up, and how his sound was discovered and recorded. There are extensive links to other sites, as well as photos and sounds to listen to.

Needless to say, Ritchie was part of the events on the day the music died. But his rock and roll legacy lives on, both in the film La Bamba, and in his music which is still as popular on the airwaves today as it was forty years ago. Enjoy your visit here today.

http://www.ritchievalens.com

95 thoughts on “The Official Ritchie Valens Website

  1. Just wanted the family to know… We still love you & Ritchie & always will!! Bob, you are a great inspiration to us all and are a great gift to us all!!! God bless you all.

  2. Holding a loss with great esteem
    He lay asleep with old shadows
    Circumvent not, new waken dream

    Beneath the sun there lay a bream
    Too much ardor for faithful ones
    Holding a loss with great esteem

    Once blue, now frozen stood a stream
    A love withdrew when fall was young
    Circumvent not, new waken dream

    Each pebble thrown, love was the theme
    All was the same, his morning breaths
    Holding a loss with great esteem

    Two souls conjoined, he was the seam
    His hasty fleet fluttered the wind
    Circumvent not, new waken dream

    Two childhoods known, both were extreme
    His music took side, and there stood time
    Holding a loss with great esteem
    Circumvent not, new waken dream
    RIP RITCHIE

  3. I wasnt even born yet, but I remember when I was little my parents playing Ritchies music. I loved it then and love it still , the songs keep playing over and over in my head. Ritchie was a great performer in the entertainment industry. You are with God now and your music will live forever here. You were the greatest entertainer that I ever heard. RIP Ritchie

  4. Just finished watching “La Bamba” again. I can’t imagine what your poor family must have endured. Thanks for the websites and for keeping Ritchie’s memories and music alive!

  5. Richie Valens Family:

    My son is thirteen years old, and is a fan of Ritchie Valens from k watch the movie “La Bamba” and since then is interested in knowing more about the life of Ritchie. And now he has made ​​up his mind that he wants to meet Bob, Ritchie Visit the tomb to bring her flowers. But it is not allowed. Could any of you help me with that permission? Another thing you want is knowing k where Ritchie lived in Pacoima! We are residents of this City.

    thanks

    sincerely
    Amalia A.

  6. I love the movie Labamba. I love the music and the relationship Ritchie Valens had with his mother. I can watch the movie hundreds of times. What ever happened to Rosie and Connie? What did they do after Ritchie died? I know Connie has passed away – back in the 80’s. Please write me back so I will know. Thank you. Linda Maples, Orlando, Florida.

  7. Everyone wants to know the same thing, what ever happened to Rosie and Bob’s child Brenda? And is Richie’s mom still alive?

  8. This is really Cool. I understand. My brother collects all the old records. His collection is worth big, big bucks. I bet he knows what happened to his family. Like my brother is freak about all this stuff.

  9. I don’t mean to deflate anyones hopes in regards to finding answers to questions about Ritchie, his surviving family or Donna, but this isn’t a web site it’s a BLOG!!!
    Maybe I’m wrong but where are the pictures? Where are the answers? C’mon, let’s go and get real!

  10. YESTERDAY 10/11/07 THEY WHERE PASSING IT ON TV THE MOVIE LA BAMBA IM 26 YEARS AND I INTO THE OLD TIME MUSIC AND EVERY TIME A SEE IT I CRY.WHAT EVER HAPPEN TO HIS FAMILA

  11. Hello ritchie valens.
    That not cool your brother drink lot of beer he say lot of bad word’s made rose upset is go have a babby soon.
    Ritchie said look bob be cool with man win the babby come is you not be with rose.
    You died in the plane crash that is sad you are gong. i watch you on dvd.

  12. my big brother used to love your son music , you see we were from texas and he grew up with your son music, i’m sorry to bother you with this , you see my older brother died in the bp blast in texas in the year 2005 now my daughter is asking about his favorite singer all i remember is when my brother pass i got all his records ( which was richies records) i’m his little sister he has brothers & sisters, we were of 10 in the ramos family so if you could help my child with her report about your son it would be so helpful thank you antonia garcia

  13. i am just 23 yrs. old but my father grew up in the yrs. when ritchie sang and became famous. while i was growing up my dad told me that all music is beautiful no matter what race you are, so i would listen to all the oldies. i had heard about ritchie’s death and how young he was, but what really got to me was when i saw the movie and knowing its based on real life and how it affected his family. my sympathy to his mother b/c having a family memeber or friend pass away hurts for a while,but the loss of a child hurts forever.i also feel his bro’s & sis’s pain

  14. This message is for connie!
    Hi this is maria from the concert, can you please contact me I hope you still have my number and now you have my e-mail. Hope to hear from you soon!! PLEASE
    thank you
    maria

  15. I just love richie’s music. Whenever i see La bamba i cry. Richie seemed to be a gentle soul, it’s a pity he had to die at such a young age.

  16. RICHIE VALENS U WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME IN THE GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES WE PASTED………………
    !!!!!!!!I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!
    YOUR MY MAN……

  17. RICHIE U WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART .
    ……I…………………………………………………LOVE ……………………………………………….U ………………..PAPACITO

  18. to bob and ritchies mother, my name is morgan veater and i am 22 years old and live in mesa, az i just want you to know that i was 3 and a half years old when labamba came out and i dont know how a movie like labamba could have such a big impact on a 3 year old big city kid but it DID! i used to watch labamba every single day as if it were a g.i. joe cartoon! i love your sons music ms. valenzuela and i just want to thank you for creating such a great role model to me! ritchie will always be apart of me and the way i live my life!I WOULD LOVE FOR YOU AND IF YOU COULD BOB WRITE ME BACK, IT WOULD SERIOUSLY MEAN THE WORLD TO ME! i just want to thank you again ms. valenzuela for your time and if your ever in the area of mesa please call me at 480-636-9285 i would love to meet you!

  19. love this web site..but having trouble finding any information regarding ritchie valens family how they are…how they coped after his death and whatever happened to donna..

  20. Just wanted to say that I would love to see photos of the Family then and now? Also iwould like to say the movie was BEATIFUL! So is Esai Morales Im soo in love with him Very HANDSOME MAN!Oh if he could send some photos of himself? Thanks,Rebecca

  21. I just love LA BAMBA.
    Anyway, I can’t believe it has been 47 years, since
    Buddy’s, Ritchie’s, and BIG BOPPER.
    Please take care.
    Now they ought to do THE BIG BOPPER’S movie.

  22. I just wanna know if Bob and Rosie straighten out their problems after Ritchie died also if Bob relized that life s to short ro be acting the way he did.I ill also like to know how was Donna.And also I just anna say I love the hell out of the movie La Bamba and the characters.
    P.S. please keep my e-mail because I will love to Kno about Ritchie.

  23. This website is well crafted and certainly well documented. It has many things of which well expands its’ expectations. Fans will not be disappointed with the website that is authorized by Bob and Joanie Morales. If you want to know many things on Ritchie and beyond, visit the website.
    Myself enjoy it very much and cannot say enough about it. We at Diamond Entertainment Inc. certainly love it and think that fans will appreciate it very much. I don’t think that anyone does it better than the webmaster, really it is a great way to remember Ritchie by.
    I am a fan of Ritchie and Bob and to me it is the only place to visit and enjoy the moments of past and present.
    Greg Myers

  24. This website is well crafted and certainly well documented. It has many things of which well expands its’ expectations. Fans will not be disappointed with the website that is authorized by Bob and Joanie Morales. If you want to know many things on Ritchie and beyond, visit the website.
    Myself enjoy it very much and cannot say enough about it. We at Diamond Entertainment Inc. certainly love it and think that fans will appreciate it very much. I don’t think that anyone does it better than the webmaster, really it is a great way to remember Ritchie by.
    I am a fan of Ritchie and Bob and to me it is the only place to visit and enjoy the moments of past and present.
    Greg Myers

  25. This website is well crafted and certainly well documented. It has many things of which well expands its’ expectations. Fans will not be disappointed with the website that is authorized by Bob and Joanie Morales. If you want to know many things on Ritchie and beyond, visit the website.
    Myself enjoy it very much and cannot say enough about it. We at Diamond Entertainment Inc. certainly love it and think that fans will appreciate it very much. I don’t think that anyone does it better than the webmaster, really it is a great way to remember Ritchie by.
    I am a fan of Ritchie and Bob and to me it is the only place to visit and enjoy the moments of past and present.
    Greg Myers

  26. This website is well crafted and certainly well documented. It has many things of which well expands its’ expectations. Fans will not be disappointed with the website that is authorized by Bob and Joanie Morales. If you want to know many things on Ritchie and beyond, visit the website.
    Myself enjoy it very much and cannot say enough about it. We at Diamond Entertainment Inc. certainly love it and think that fans will appreciate it very much. I don’t think that anyone does it better than the webmaster, really it is a great way to remember Ritchie by.
    I am a fan of Ritchie and Bob and to me it is the only place to visit and enjoy the moments of past and present.
    Greg Myers

  27. HI RITCHIE FANS, FOR THE ONLY SITE AUTHORIZED BY RITCHIE’S FAMILY BOB, CONNIE IRMA AND MARIO PLEASE VISIT http://WWW.RITCHIEVALENS.COM YOU WILL FIND BIO’S ON ALL THE FAMILY MEMBERS, WONDERFUL SCRAPBOOK FULL OF OUR FAMILY PHOTOS,NEWS PAGE AND MUCH MORE. ALSO COMING SOON ORGINIAL RITCHIE THE RITCHIE VALENS STORE. VISIT US SOON. CONNIE

  28. bob and rosie did have a relationship, they were together for 18 years and had several children, they split and bob remarried but they are still good friends.

  29. bob and rosie did have a relationship, they were together for 18 years and had several children, they split and bob remarried but they are still good friends.

  30. Rosie and Bob never had a relationship,the director only added this because it happened to him and his brother.Nor was there ever a love triangle between Rosie,Bob and Richie That is why you find info about Bob and another woman.

  31. Someone told me that before the they took off in the plane, just after the coin toss.the person that took the bus told ritchie I hope you r plane crashes.And richie replied I hope your bus crashes. IS THAT TRUE?

  32. ICANTT WRITE IN INGLES BUT RITCHIE ES MY HEROE MY STAR THE BEST.QUIERO SAVER QUE PASO CON SU FAMILIA Y LA DIRECCION DE DONDE VIVIO RITCHIE PORQUE QUIERO IR A CONOCER TODO LO QUE RODEO SU VIDA RITCHIE*******THE BEST****

  33. WHEN WILL THE WEBSITE BE DONE FOR I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED TO RITCHIES FAMILY, I HAVE WONDERED THIS FOR YEARS, THANK YOU

  34. hi again im tori and i have a lot of info to tell so headsup ritchiehad dreame of when his best
    friend died when a plane hit hem in the head and
    then that night of febuary 3rd 1959 ritchie valen and big bopper and buddy holly were in a plane and it was a stormy day.it was a blezzerd and they all went on the plane and that is how ritcie valens died.as we all know donna and bobby and ritchies mom were all sad even his class mates

  35. Would like to know where I can get a copy of the show named “The day the music died”. It was on VH1 quite a while ago. Thought for sure I taped it but cannot find it. Any help? Thanks so much.

  36. I think it is amazing how still up to this day there are fans as young as they are and how motivated they are with Ritchie Valens. It is incredible how much time has passed, it is a whole different era and still there are many fans out there and many people trying to keep his history alive. The movie is very popular and amazingly fresh even though it is almost twenty years old. I appreciate and respect all of the people responsible for making this website possible and still alive. Ritchie Valens we still love you!

  37. Hello Fans,
    The official Ritchie Valens is at the following address.
    http://www.ritchievalens.org
    Bob Morales and his wife Joanie endorse this website it is theirs’ along with Steve. Bob Morales responds to questions on the website noted above ritchievalens.org and he will soon have his own official website as well. His address is below.
    http://www.labambabob.com
    These are the only two that Bob Morales is associated to, he may appear on the other sites, but his main sites are the ones that I have noted.
    Thanks,
    RitchieValensWebmaster

  38. FAMILY WEBSITE IS RITCHIE VALENS.COM IT WILL BE UP
    VERY SOON,ANSWERS TO ALL YOUR QUESTIONS WE BE
    HANDLE BY EACH FAMILY MEMBER AS ASKED FAMILY
    MEMBERS ARE CONNIE LEMOS,IRMA NORTON,MARIO RAMARIZ
    AND BOB MORALES.
    THANKS JOHN LEMOS

  39. I know a little about Bob Morales (ritchie valen’s brother). He is not dead as mentioned before and he is married to a lady named Joanne. coming soon there will be a bob morales website which will talk about the family.
    labambabob.com
    check it out
    should be good

  40. hi, my name is jynx and i was wondering about donna and bob, see how they’re going and how they’re coping in life without ritchie and i would also like some pics of bob,donna and his family. thankyou

  41. What happened to richies mom,sisters and also what about his brother bob,wife rosie and his daughter.When richie died what happenend to the house and car. Is donna still alive and what did she do afterwards? I want to know everything!

  42. what happened to his father? my grandmother was at the same school and on the playground when his plane crashed. she has blocked it out and has no recollection of anything. i am just curious as to who was injured or possibly killed. she can’t remember anything.

  43. I just want to ask. Whatever happened to Donna.No one really payed much attention to her a few years after ritchie died.

  44. I was a teenager when Richie was popular.I really loved all the popular musicians back then. Music was changing,rock and roll,the combination of mixed musicians,black,white,etc.Compared to the technical qualities of music and the way it is produced,music of that day may sound productively weak. But to the people who were experiencing that sound and change in that music era,nothing could have been better. For me it was the best time of my life,and I am 60 now. I believe that besides the extreme enjoyment of that era of music,the people who were around,participated in some way(dancing,listening,playing,etc),would probably agree that it was one of the happiest times in their lives also. There are memories associated to that music and time,beautiful memories,that cannot be erased.It was a simpler way of life then and people were much more authentic.Who knows where Richies music,Buddie Hollie,etc.,could have taken us.Maybe they would have been as impressionable as Elvis Presley. No matter,whether you were around then or not,if you can relate to the harmonies,the love songs,the soul of the people and their music,in our hearts they will always be alive and never die.(PS. I was a musician for thirty years plus,I was there,I experienced it.I feel I know what Im talking about.) Thank you

  45. Hi,
    I live couple blocks away from Ritchies Grave, i’m lucky that i can pass often and say hi to him, since he is one of my favorites singer,i’m just 30 yo but his history and short life make me sad when i see his forever rest place.he have a plate w/ a guitar and his pic,then his mama rest w/him and have a pic’s of her as well,is sad to know that this young man w/ huge future was gone so early,tragedy and destinity cruel.

  46. I was wondering what ever happened to his family, his mother, Bob, Rosie and the baby (Brenda). Thanks for any info!! And is there any place to find pics of them?Tammy

  47. I was wondering could you pleaes tell me what ever happened to Bob Rosie their daughter and ritchies mom and donna. I think this wbsite is great

  48. What happen to donna? And does she visit ritchie all the time now that she has her own family? Is she still in contact with ritchie family?

  49. I’m actually looking to contact a cousin of the Valenzuela family.Her name is Dede cordova.My father was married to her at one time. I have know Idea how to contact her i need some help.

  50. to the best of my knowledge the brother died and the mother lived happly ever after in calif. This is all rumor, so take your best shot.

  51. Hi i would just like to say i loved the film La Bamba, and Ritchie Valen’s is a legend, i would also like to know what happened to his family after his terrible death? Thanks.

  52. hi, i was wondering if i could recieve information on ritchie valens’ family. What happened to his mother, brother,sisters and donna after his death?

  53. I’m wondering the same thing. What happened to Bob, Ritchie’s brother? Did he ever clean-up his act after the death of Ritchie? What ever happened to Rosie, did she stay with Bob in that abusive relationship?

  54. What happened to richies mom is she alive and what ablout his brother bob and his daughter.When richie died what happenend to the house and car. Is donna still alive. I love the movie La Bamba since I was a kid I cry every time I see that movie still. I want to know everything someday when I have money I want to go and see richies memorial.

  55. hello my names kelly sherman. i just wanted to say i love this site about ritchie valens. it just flat out rocks man. i love buddy holly to. well thanks guys for what you are doing for him and his memory together we can all keep him alive for ever can i hear an amen? kellysherman

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