These People Inspired Some Of The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written

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20. “Donna” by Ritchie Valens (1958)

Ritchie Valens knew one thing for sure – how to get a crowd on their feet on the first beat of song ‘La Bamba’. But, his highest-charting hit ‘Donna’ was the song that made a big fuzz. This song is dedicated to his true high school sweetheart Donna Ludwig.

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Valens and Ludwig stayed in contact while he was on the road performing, until his sudden death in 1959. Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly were tragically killed in a plane crash on February 3th. Yet, Ludwig stayed in touch with Valens family even after Ritchie’s death.

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