RICKY MARTIN HONORS RITCHIE VALENS AT THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME CEREMONIES
NYP2001032009 - 20 MARCH 2001 - NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA: Singer Ricky Martin performs songs of the late Ritchie Valens who was presented by Martin for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame at March 19, 2001 ceremonies held in New York City. rlw/ep/Ezio Petersen UPI
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