Singer/songwriter Ritchie Valens was born Today 5-13 in 1941 Ritchie Valens was born-- his life was cut short being killed in the famous plane crash 'the day the music died' in 1959, which took the lives of Buddy Holly and The Big Bobber as well. Some of his song include Donna, Come On Lets Go, and LaBamba.
Billy Eckstine - the voice William Clarence Eckstine (July 8, 1914 – March 8, 1993) was an American singer of ballads and a bandleader of the swing era. Eckstine's smooth baritone and distinctive vibrato broke down barriers throughout the 1940s, first as leader of the original bop big-band, then as the first romantic black male in popular music. Eckstine's recording of "I Apologize" (MGM, 1948) was awarded the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999.