Flashback Friday- Latino Singers Taken Too Soon- La Bamba (1987) and Selena (1997)

Youth, sometimes can be wasted on the young. Especially when the ones with the most to live for are taken from us.

La Bamba (1987) is the story of Ritchie Valens, one of the early pioneers of modern rock and roll who died in a plane crash with Buddy Holly and the Big Bopper in 1959. Starring Lou Diamond Phillips in the lead role, the movie starts with his life in his early years living in near poverty, and ends with the plane crash that took three of the greatest stars that the music industry has ever seen.

Ten years later, Jennifer Lopez exploded into the public consciousness in Selena, the movie about Selena Quintanilla-Pérez,a popular Tejano singer whose life was tragically cut short when she was killed by an associate.

Both movies are entertaining, but sad, because the audience knows the ending even before the opening credits are complete.

I recommend them both.

 

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