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This is the only site authorized and developed by Ritchie's family, Bob, Connie, Irma and Mario. Take your time, there is a lot of great photos and memories we want to share with you. We hope you will enjoy your visit with us and come back often.

Articles of the Month

News from The Family
The Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway
What's up with Mario
The Ritchie Valens Foundation
Ritchie Valens Memorabilia On Loan
Original Ritchie
There's Music at Three Star Plaza
Ritchie Valens’ Soy Capitan™ Cola

Original Ritchie

Original Ritchie, the Ritchie Valens Store, opened May of 2006. Please click on to Original Ritchie for a visit. We hope you will love what you find there "Our Best Sellers" the music "CD"S" and the T-shirts. The Family would like to thank all of customers both here in the USA , Australia, and the United Kingdom we are not only National but International.

For the best selection in Ritchie Valens CD's just click on "Music" once in Original Ritchie.

Ritchie Valens’ Soy Capitan™ Cola

C3 Entertainment, Inc. is excited to announce a license with Rocket Fizz Soda Pop and Candy Shops to produce a Ritchie Valens soft drink called Soy CapitanTM Cola for sale in all Rocket Fizz stores and other select outlets.
In stores now, you can enjoy a bottle of Ritchie Valens’ Soy Capitan™ Cola around the country in 28 states and over 120 locations. The bottle features classic imagery of Ritchie Valens with one of his electric guitars.
According to the Valens family, cola was Ritchie’s favorite soft drink flavor. He could often be found sipping a cola with friends at the popular Southern California diner, Bob’s Big Boy. Read more.

Ritchie Valens’ Soy Capitan™ Cola

For Licensing, Merchandising and Advertising Contact:
Ani Khachoian
Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising and Distribution
C3 Entertainment, Inc.
1415 Gardena Avenue
Glendale, CA 91204
Email - Phone: (818) 956-1337 ext. 215

What's up with The Family

The Valens’ and Morales’ family want to personally thank friends and fans for your support and prayers during this difficult time. Your devotion to Ritchie, his music and our family has long been a source of strength and will continue to be. The loss of our dear Bob is heartbreaking but we have peace knowing he is with Mama and his little brother Ritchie.

Ritchie Valens Family - Bob


Ritchie Valens Family - Bob


Ritchie Valens Family - Bob


Ritchie Valens Family - Bob


New T-Shirt available through Original Ritchie
Ritchie Valens Highway T-Shirt

Our new design was printed exclusively for the Dedication of the Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway, it was our intention to give the t-shirts to those attending the dedication ceremony and festival, as a thank you from the Ritchie Valens Family, the community’s out pouring exceeded our expectations and we ran out of shirts.

Because of the requests we’ve received, we’ve decided to do a reprint and make the t-shirts available here through our “Original Ritchie” store.

We are offering them for pre-sale for only $15.00, XXL & XXXL $20.00, please allow 3 weeks for delivery.

The Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway!
Surf Ballroom Winter Dance Party 2018

Please join us, The Ritchie Valens Family as we come together to celebrate the dedication of The Ritchie Valens Memorial Highway.

This momentous occasion marks the powerful influence that Ritchie’s life, music and legacy has had on this community and around the world.

We his family are extremely proud of what our brother accomplished in his short life and career, almost 60 years ago. Ritchie’s accomplishments continue to build bridges and inspire today’s musicians.

Viva Ritchie Valens, Pioneer of Rock N’ Roll

What's up with Mario

Mario and the Backyard Blues Band.

The Ritchie Valens Foundation

We have decided to postpone the filing of our non-profit status, while we do some reorganization.

It is important to the family, that we continue to perpetuate Ritchie's legacy, and stay involved in producing and promoting events, in using Ritchie's name, and through the use of his name or that of our Corporation Hi-Tone Five.

There's Music at Three Star Plaza
Three Star Plaza

The interactive music and short bios for Ritchie Valens, Buddy Holly and The Big Bopper is complete. It was up and available for fans to enjoy the first weekend of August 2017. It is the newest addition to Three Star Plaza.

Imagine our excitement and that of all of the fans that contributed to this project, special thank you the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Surf Ballroom.