Listen: Ritchie Valens, Roy Richie, Ritchie Valance discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
"Along with the family. We co founded the Ritchie balanced on a lot of great things are happening. Good for you. Yeah. I mean, he he lived right out there. Yeah. He went to junior high. And San Fernando high school and right in between is the park now named after him didn't buy his mother a house and proclaim a-. No, he bought his mother a houses. So mar which is actually where I'm at right now. Which is you know, the hills nearby. Yeah. Right right around the corner Gabriel's. Yeah. Right around right off the dead. But I'm just calling and I'm glad you're bringing this up because we're trying to bring through the foundation that we've done with Connie is sister Erma his sister. Mario is there and all the rest of the family. We're we're trying to spread the word of Ritchie Valance to the us. Because there's a lot of folks that you know, younger folks that don't know the value of. In this area. It's downtrodden here, and we're trying to raise money, and and the music was great. I mean, it was I liked it. Why wouldn't you? We'll make the hips. I don't know about that part of me. But. I like the music, you know, the a lot of the rock historians. Fielded buddy was destined to be a producer and songwriter, not necessarily continuing star Ritchie Valens was it was truly the megastar talent. When it comes to performing did the die that day. You know? I I think there was no no limit. His heritage. They must've been so proud of him. Yes. For for being Hispanic in in in being able to be so successful the cultures need that. Absolutely. And he was well on his way. And so they foundation is a great thing. And and anything that we can do to keep Ritchie's music and his life alive. I think is a is a wonderful thing. Joe? How can we help you to get the word out? Well. Roy richie. Yeah. You can go to the Richie balanced foundations Ritchie, Valentine's dot com. Which is the family. But also, I just want you guys to know that we've got a few things in the works. We've already got. Thousand sixteen. We got the city council the past every may thirteenth will be Richie balanced day in Los Angeles, number one. Well, that's cool. Got great number two. The five from the one seventy two the one eighteen is now Ritchie Valens memorial. Highway. Really is that official official lines are up. That's great. Next thing we're working on as a statue. And in front of the Ritchie Vallon center, which is on laurel canyon and Paxton boulevard in. And then after that, we're going to have a battle the band. On around may thirteen and we want to spread the word about that. Because we want the youth to know what's going on which is needed a little bit of pride over here. You know what? I mean, you do. Absolutely. And this is the way to do it. Yup. Well, when you're ready, ROY just let us know. We'll get the word out for you here. Okay. Well, thank you so much George for taking my call. You very welcome. Very welcome. We'll take a few more calls before the break. And then we'll wrap up after the half with the more. Final calls with Gary Moore as we talk about the day, the music died and. Lou Lou diamond would be great being out there. He's he's still around as any Gary. Yeah, he is. And and didn't amazing."