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    Ritchie Valens Signed Agreement with Song Titles. Dated November 12, 1958, this one-page, typed agreement reads: "Dear Gail, I accept the invitation to perform at a benefit assembly for your school publication on December 5, 1958, at Pacoima Junior High School, and plan to sing or perform the following songs:" with the titles "Come On, Let's Go," "Donna," and "La Bomba" handwritten by Valens and his signature near the bottom in blue ink. Valens had been a student at the school, where he gave regular performances during his lunch breaks, and word of the talented young singer eventually reached Del-Fi Records owner and president Bob Keane, who quickly signed and recorded the future star. Sadly, it wasn't long after this show when Valens, age 17, died in the February 3, 1959 plane crash that also claimed the lives of J. P. "Big Bopper" Richardson and Buddy Holly. In Very Fine condition with mild tanning, several fold creases, very faint soiling and a few tape stains. With COA from PSA/DNA.

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    April, 2006
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