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Albert James "Alan" Freed (December 15, 1921 – January 20, 1965) was an American disc jockey.
American Bandstand is an American music-performance show that aired in various versions from 1952 to 1989 and was hosted from 1956 until its final season by Dick Clark, who also served as producer.
"American Pie" is a song by American singer and songwriter Don McLean.
Ampex is an American electronics company founded in 1944 by Alexander M. Poniatoff.
Aterciopelados (The Velvety Ones), also referred to as Los Aterciopelados on some albums and other promotional materials, are a rock band from Colombia.
The Beechcraft Bonanza is an American general aviation aircraft introduced in 1947 by Beech Aircraft Corporation of Wichita, Kansas.
The Billboard Hot 100 is the music industry standard record chart in the United States for songs, published weekly by Billboard magazine.
A biographical film, or biopic (abbreviation for biographical motion picture), is a film that dramatizes the life of a non-fictional or historically-based person or people.
Blunt trauma, blunt injury, non-penetrating trauma or blunt force trauma is physical trauma to a body part, either by impact, injury or physical attack.
Ellas McDaniel (born Ellas Otha Bates, December 30, 1928 – June 2, 2008), known as Bo Diddley, was an American singer, guitarist, songwriter and music producer who played a key role in the transition from the blues to rock and roll.
Bob Keane (5 January 1922 – 28 November 2009), born Robert Verrill Kuhn, and also sometimes known as Bob Keene, was an American musician, producer and owner of the record label Del-Fi Records.
"Boogie with Stu" is a song by English rock band Led Zeppelin from their 1975 album Physical Graffiti.
Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 – February 3, 1959), known as Buddy Holly, was an American musician, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a central and pioneering figure of mid-1950s rock and roll.
C3 Entertainment, Inc., formerly Comedy III Productions, is an American entertainment and licensing company founded in 1959 by American comedy act The Three Stooges.
Café Tacuba (stylized Café Tacvba) is a band from Ciudad Satélite, Mexico.
Caifanes is a Spanish-language rock en español band from Mexico City.
Darryl Hill (born September 18, 1969), best known by his stage name Cappadonna, is an American rapper.
Carl Bunch (November 24, 1939 – March 26, 2011) was an American musician.
Carlo Mastrangelo (October 5, 1937 – April 4, 2016) was an Italian-American doo-wop and progressive rock singer.
Carlos Santana (born July 20, 1947) is a Mexican and American musician who first became famous in the late 1960s and early 1970s with his band, Santana, which pioneered a fusion of rock and Latin American jazz.
Carol Kaye (born March 24, 1935) is an American musician, known as one of the most prolific and widely heard bass guitarists, playing on an estimated 10,000 recordings in a career spanning over 50 years.
Cash Box is a music industry trade magazine iconic brand.
Robert Lee "Chan" Romero (born July 7, 1941, Billings, Montana, United States) is an American rock and roll performer, best known for his seminal 1959 song, "Hippy Hippy Shake".
Chicano rock is rock music performed by Mexican American (Chicano) groups or music with themes derived from Chicano culture.
Chris Montez (born Ezekiel Christopher Montanez on January 17, 1943) is an American guitarist and vocalist, whose stylistic approach has ranged from rock & roll to pop standards and Latin music.
Charles Edward Anderson Berry (October 18, 1926 – March 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music.
Circo is a band from Puerto Rico which formed in 2001.
Clear Lake is a city in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States.
Clem Snide is an alt-country band featuring Eef Barzelay (guitar, vocals), Brendan Fitzpatrick (bass) and Ben Martin (drums).
Sir Cliff Richard, (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist.
The Daily Breeze is a print and digital news media company based in Torrance, California.
Dallas is a city in the U.S. state of Texas.
Del-Fi Records was an American record label based in Hollywood, California and owned by Bob Keane.
Richard Wagstaff Clark (November 30, 1929 – April 18, 2012) was an American radio and television personality, television producer and film actor, as well as a cultural icon who remains best known for hosting American Bandstand from 1957 to 1987.
Dion and the Belmonts were a leading American vocal group of the late 1950s.
Donald McLean III (born October 2, 1945) is an American singer-songwriter.
"Donna" is a song written by Ritchie Valens, featuring the 50s progression.
Duane Eddy (born April 26, 1938) is an American guitarist.
Earl Cyril Palmer (October 25, 1924 – September 19, 2008) was an American rock-and-roll and rhythm-and-blues drummer.
Edward Raymond Cochran (October 3, 1938 – April 17, 1960) was an American musician.
El Gran Silencio is a rock en español band from Monterrey, Mexico that blends a variety of rock, reggae, dancehall, and hip-hop influences with traditional Latin American musical forms such as cumbia, vallenato and Norteño.
Fargo is the most populous city in the state of North Dakota, accounting for nearly 16% of the state population.
Fear of flying is a fear of being on an airplane (aeroplane), or other flying vehicle, such as a helicopter, while in flight.
Flamenco, in its strictest sense, is a professionalized art-form based on the various folkloric music traditions of Southern Spain in the autonomous communities of Andalusia, Extremadura and Murcia.
Frank Sardo Avianca (September 16, 1936 – February 26, 2014), who performed as Frankie Sardo, was an American rock and roll singer, actor and film producer.
Frostbite occurs when exposure to low temperatures causes freezing of the skin or other tissues.
Georg Neumann GmbH (Neumann), founded in 1928 and based in Berlin, Germany, is a prominent manufacturer of professional recording microphones.
"Get a Job" is a song by the Silhouettes released in November 1957.
Girl In a Coma is an indie rock band from San Antonio, Texas formerly on Joan Jett's Blackheart Records' label.
Go, Johnny Go! is a 1959 rock and roll film starring Alan Freed as a talent scout searching for a future rock and roll star.
Gold Star Studios was a major independent recording studio located in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Grease is a 1978 American musical romantic comedy film based on the musical of the same name.
Green Bay is a city in and the county seat of Brown County in the U.S. state of Wisconsin, at the head of Green Bay, a sub-basin of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Fox River.
Gretsch is an American company that manufactures guitars, basses and drums.
The guitar is a fretted musical instrument that usually has six strings.
Gustavo Alfredo Santaolalla (born 19 August 1951) is an Argentine musician, film composer and producer.
Hawaii (Hawaii) is the 50th and most recent state to have joined the United States, having received statehood on August 21, 1959.
History of Ritchie Valens is a 3-record box set by Ritchie Valens, featuring his three original Del-Fi albums (Ritchie Valens, Ritchie, & Ritchie Valens In Concert at Pacoima Jr. High) plus a booklet with biography and photos (See each album title for contents).
Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Iowa is a U.S. state in the Midwestern United States, bordered by the Mississippi River to the east and the Missouri and Big Sioux rivers to the west.
Jack Leroy "Jackie" Wilson Jr. (June 9, 1934 – January 21, 1984) was an American soul singer and performer.
Lyricist Jerome "Jerry" Leiber (April 25, 1933 – August 22, 2011) and composer Mike Stoller (born Michael Stoller; March 13, 1933) were American songwriting and record producing partners.
James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix; November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American rock guitarist, singer, and songwriter.
Jump blues is an up-tempo style of blues, usually played by small groups and featuring saxophone or brass instruments.
Keith O'Conner Murphy (Keith Murphy) is an American songwriter, singer and recording artist.
La Bamba is a 1987 American biographical film written and directed by Luis Valdez that follows the life and career of Chicano rock 'n' roll star Ritchie Valens.
"La Bamba" is a Mexican folk song, originally from the state of Veracruz, best known from a 1958 adaptation by Ritchie Valens, a top 40 hit in the U.S. charts and one of early rock and roll's best-known songs.
Latin alternative, or "alterlatino", is a brand of Latin rock music produced by combining genres like alternative rock, metal, electronica, hip hop, new wave, pop rock, punk rock, reggae, and ska with traditional Ibero-American sounds.
Latin rock is a term to describe a music subgenre consisting in melting traditional sounds and elements of Latin American and Caribbean folk with rock music.
Led Zeppelin were an English rock band formed in London in 1968.
Richard Wayne Penniman (born December 5, 1932), known as Little Richard, is an American musician, songwriter, singer, and actor.
Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) is the largest (in terms of number of students) public school system in the U.S. state of California and the 2nd largest public school district in the United States.
Los Lobos (Spanish for "the Wolves") are an American rock band from East Los Angeles, California, United States.
Los Lonely Boys are an American Chicano rock power trio from San Angelo, Texas.
Louis Diamond Phillips (né Upchurch; born February 17, 1962) is a Filipino-American actor and director.
Mariachi is a musical expression that dates back to at least 18th century in Western Mexico.
Mason City is a city in and the county seat of Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, United States.
Mexico (México; Mēxihco), officially called the United Mexican States (Estados Unidos Mexicanos) is a federal republic in the southern portion of North America.
The Midwestern United States, also referred to as the American Midwest, Middle West, or simply the Midwest, is one of four census regions of the United States Census Bureau (also known as "Region 2").
The Misfits are an American punk rock band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery.
Mission Hills is a census-designated place (CDP) in Santa Barbara County, California, a short distance north of Lompoc on Highway 1.
Music recording certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has shipped, sold, or streamed a certain number of units.
MxPx is an American punk rock band from Bremerton, Washington founded in 1992 as Magnified Plaid.
Omnibus Press is the world’s largest specialist publisher of music-related books.
Pacoima is one of the oldest neighborhoods in the northern San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles.
Paul Albert Anka, (born July 30, 1941) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actor.
Philadelphia is the largest city in the U.S. state and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the sixth-most populous U.S. city, with a 2017 census-estimated population of 1,580,863.
Phonetical singing is singing by learning and performing the lyrics of a song by the words' phonetic sounds, without necessarily understanding the content of the lyrics, for example an artist who performs in Spanish even though they may not be proficient in the language.
Physical Graffiti is the sixth studio album by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released as a double album on 24 February 1975 by their newly founded imprint label Swan Song Records.
The Ramones were an American punk rock band that formed in the New York City neighborhood of Forest Hills, Queens, in 1974.
A record label, or record company, is a brand or trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos.
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) is a trade organization that represents the recording industry in the United States.
René Joseph Hall (September 26, 1912 ‒ February 11, 1988) was an American musician, performer, and music arranger whose guitar and arrangements can be heard on hundreds of enduring rock and roll and R&B recordings released by many of America's most notable labels including Aladdin, Decca, Motown, and RCA Records.
Rhythm and blues, commonly abbreviated as R&B, is a genre of popular music that originated in African American communities in the 1940s.
Ritchie was the second of three posthumously released "original" albums by Ritchie Valens.
Ritchie Valens is the first album by Ritchie Valens, posthumously released by Del-Fi Records in March 1959, one month after his death in a plane crash.
Ritchie Valens in Concert at Pacoima Jr.
Ritchie Valens Memorial Album is the first greatest hits compilation by Ritchie Valens, featuring his first three charted hits plus tracks from the previous three albums.
Ritchie Valens...His Greatest Hits Volume 2 is the second greatest hits compilation by Ritchie Valens.
Robert Wolfe Quine (December 30, 1942 – May 31, 2004) was an American guitarist, known for his innovative guitar solos.
Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950sJim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992),.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, located on the shore of Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, recognizes and archives the history of the best-known and most influential artists, producers, engineers, and other notable figures who have had some major influence on the development of rock and roll.
San Fernando High School is a high school of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
The San Fernando Mission Cemetery is an American Catholic cemetery located at 11160 Stranwood Avenue in the Mission Hills community of the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, near the San Fernando Mission.
The San Fernando Valley is an urbanized valley in Los Angeles County, California, defined by the mountains of the Transverse Ranges circling it.
San Fernando is a city in the San Fernando Valley, in the northwestern region of Los Angeles County, California.
Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) was an American singer, songwriter, spokesperson, model, actress, and fashion designer.
Silver Lake is a residential and commercial neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques.
The Best of Ritchie Valens is a greatest hits package by Ritchie Valens.
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The Buddy Holly Story is a 1978 biographical film which tells the life story of rock musician Buddy Holly.
On February 3, 1959, American rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson were killed in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, together with pilot Roger Peterson.
The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo, known for steel-string acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing.
The Huntingtons are a punk band from Baltimore, Maryland which formed in 1993–1994 in the Maryland and Delaware area by Cliff Powell (a.k.a. Cliffy Huntington), Mike Holt (a.k.a. Mikey Huntington) and Mike Pierce (a.k.a. Mikee Huntington).
The McCoys were a rock group formed in Union City, Indiana, in 1962.
The Paley Brothers were an American power pop duo formed in 1976 by brothers Andy and Jonathan Paley.
The Youngbloods were an American rock band consisting of Jesse Colin Young (vocals, bass), Jerry Corbitt (guitar), Lowell Levinger, nicknamed "Banana" (guitar and electric piano), and Joe Bauer (drums).
Thomas Douglas Allsup (November 24, 1931 – January 11, 2017) was an American rockabilly and swing musician.
Tommy Steele, (born Thomas Hicks, 17 December 1936) is an English entertainer, regarded as Britain's first teen idol and rock and roll star.
Waylon Arnold Jennings (pronounced; June 15, 1937 – February 13, 2002) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
Wisconsin is a U.S. state located in the north-central United States, in the Midwest and Great Lakes regions.
On January 31, 1957, a Douglas DC-7B operated by Douglas Aircraft Company was involved in a mid-air collision with a United States Air Force Northrop F-89 Scorpion and crashed into the schoolyard of Pacoima Junior High School located in Pacoima, a suburb in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, California.