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Ritchie Valens Autograph Signed "La Bamba"/ "Donna" 45 Record
The single "Donna" backed with "La Bamba" signed on the "Donna" side by Ritchie Valens in black ballpoint or biro pen. The signature was obtained by veteran collector Cicely Steinberg at the Little Theatre in New York on December 27, 1958. Valens was then performing on Dick Clark's "Saturday Night Beechnut Show". The song "Donna" was the A side of the single, "La Bamba" becoming the bigger hit later. Valens performed the song "Donna" on that episode of the show, though it was lip-synched. This is the original Del-Fi single release, with the thick paper sleeve included. I know of two label designs for this single, this one apparently the rarer of the two. The record has a number of scratches, though most appear minor, and I imagine the record to be playable. There is some wear on the label. The paper sleeve is in very good shape, other than some browning and toning. Valens is rare in any form, particularly on his biggest hit record.