Today marks the 59th anniversary of the passing of Buddy Holly, J.P. “Big Bopper” Richardson and Ritchie Valens. All three were very important to the music that came after but the one that resonated the most with me, and I’ll admit because of the 1987 movie, was Valens. I knew from doing The Man Who Ate the Town podcast from this week that it was coming, but I totally forgot. Thursday night, I was looking for something to watch and was going through 1987 on my Fire TV and saw La Bamba. Something drew me to watch it. It wasn’t until I was reading through some Wikipedia pages about all involved that I realized (again) that 2/3 was the date. Creepy that I decided to watch the film at that time, huh? Anywhat! Here’s a live version of his most famous song from the late 50s.
Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
“Para bailar La Bamba. Para bailar La Bamba se necessita una poca de gracia. Una poca de gracia pa’ mi, pa’ ti, ay arriba, ay arriba. Ay, arriba arriba por ti seré, por ti seré, por ti seré. Yo no soy marinero. Yo no soy marinero, soy capitán. Soy capitán, soy capitán. Bamba, bamba.” – “La Bamba” (traditional adapted by Ritchie Valens)