These People Inspired Some Of The Most Beautiful Songs Ever Written
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.
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.