Friday, July 03, 2009

Today is Ritchie Valens Day in L.A.

The press conference for the Michael Jackson memorial next door at the Staples Center delayed the ceremony at The Grammy Museum proclaiming today as Ritchie Valens Day in Los Angeles, fifty years after the great Latino rocker from Pacoima was killed in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper.

Chris Montez (center), subject of the upcoming nonfiction film by our pals at Frozen Pictures, talks with legendary guitarist Tommy Allsup of Buddy Holly & The Crickets (who flipped a coin with Ritchie Valens for the last seat on that plane), and Stan Ross, legendary engineer from the legendary Gold Star recording studios, where Chris recorded his hit Let's Dance.

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