All Kinds Of Mainstream

Not that it did him any good but Richie Valens earned far more fame and achieved the status of a cultural icon more than 30 years after his death when La Bamba chronicled his life and career.

Posthumous fame isn't anything worth aspiring to because history is more prone to error than the faulty 24-hour news cycle. Still, the chance at pop star immorality for nearly everyone who spends even the briefest moment in the public spotlight might be one of the lesser known motivations behind obsessively documenting every facet of modern day life.