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Subject: Re: Today would've been...

Dave 'tyke' UK
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Date Posted: Fri May 14, 2021 02:25:33
In reply to: Dan D. 's message, "Today would've been..." on Thu May 13, 2021 13:34:59

He's the Godfather of Chicano rock music. Ritchie made it possible for others to follow, from Chris Montez - Sam the Sham - Santana -Los Lobos & all the LA punk bands....
If anyone on here is a member of Medium.com I wrote a piece on there for a fabulous online music publication 'The Riff' about Ritchie.....

“He was not only the first rock music star of Mexican ancestry, but also the first Chicano from Pacoima to achieve any status in white America. For a kid who spoke almost no Spanish, his fame unloosed an immense pride in the barrios. When Ritchie returned home in December 1958 he was hailed by some in the music press as the next Elvis.”
‘The San Fernando Valley: America’s Suburb’, Kevin Roderick

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