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Item 497 - Ritchie Valens Catalog 382 (Jan 2012)

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Sold Price: $7,198.80 (includes buyer's premium)


Enormously successful recording artist at the beginning of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. Valens was one of the first stars to transcend the stereotype of Latin American music with hits such as ‘C’Mon Let’s Go’ and the ever popular ‘La Bamba.’ Tragically he was killed in the plane crash that also took the lives of Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper. Incredibly rare vintage glossy 8 x 10 head-and-shoulders publicity photo, signed and inscribed in fountain pen “To Karen, Best of luck always from Ritchie Valens.” In fine condition, with a single tack hole to top edge, some scattered light creases, and a bit of faint streaking to image. Certainly one of the most seldom-seen of all Rock ‘n’ Roll autographs. Pre-certified Roger Epperson/REAL and RR Auction COA.

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