Bob Morales, brother of rock legend Ritchie Valens, still keeps Valens' memory and music alive by spreading his legacy to newer generations.
February 3, 1959 is sometimes called The Day the Music Died; the name describes the fateful aviation accident that killed Ritchie Valens in the song American Pie. A neighbor had heard about Ritchie's plane crash on the radio and told Bob as he was working on a 1950 Oldsmobile.
La Bamba is a 1987 American biographical film based on the real life of Ritchie Valens. While Bob is satisfied with the way the movie portrayed him and his brother, he still can’t watch it in one sitting because it is just too painful.