Thursday, 16 September 2010

LA BAMBA

I'VE BEEN MEANING TO MENTION, LAST TUESDAY WHEN I SHOULDA BEEN RETIRING TO MY BED I FOUND MYSELF TOTALLY SUCKED INTO THE MOVE 'LA BAMBA' WHERE MUSIC, AMBITION, SUCCESS AND TRAGEDY ALL PLAYED A PART IN THE LIFE OF YOUNG MEXICAN-AMERICAN RICARDO VALENZUELA - BETTER KNOWN AS RITCHIE VALENS. RAISED IN A POVERTY STRICKEN AREA, THE TALENTED SINGER SHOT TO FAME AT JUST 17 AND HAD A STRING OF HITS - ONLY TO DIE PREMATURELY IN THE PLANE CRASH THAT ALSO CLAIMED THE LIFE OF BUDDY HOLLY. YOU KNOW THOSE MOVIES WHERE YOU  KNOW YOU'VE HEARD THE SONGS BUT YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHO SUNG THEM - WELL IT ALL CAME TOGETHER HERE. LA LA LA LA LA LA BAMBA IS A CHILDHOOD FAVOURITE OF MINE THAT STILL GOT ME UP AND DANCING AROUND THE LIVING ROOM WAY AFTER MIDNIGHT. HERE'S A BIT OF A RATTLESNAKE...

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