This is the true story of Ritchie Valens, a young rock and roll singer who tragically died in a plane crash at age 17. The film follows Ritchie from his days in Pacoima, California. This is where he and his family make a meager living working on farms to his rise as a star. Also the film focuses on Ritchie’s friendship and rivalry with his older brother Bob Morales and his relationship with Donna Ludwig, his girlfriend.
This is a lovely film and has great music. Also if you love rock n roll then this is the film for you.