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Roy Orbison


Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer-songwriter known for his distinctive, impassioned voice, complex song structures, and dark emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music as operatic, nicknaming him "the Caruso of Rock" and "the Big O." Between 1960 and 1964, 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40, including "Only the Lonely" (1960), "Crying" (1961), "In Dreams" (1963), and "Oh, Pretty Woman" (1964).

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Roy Orbison: A Love So Beautiful

Roy Orbison: A Love So Beautiful

via Paste Magazine at November 7, 2017

Roy Orbison Is Returning To The Stage As A Hologram

New worldwide tour announced...Roy Orbison is set to return to the stage later this year as a hologram. Well, 2Pac started it... The shade-wearing pop baritone Roy Orbison passed away over 25 years ago, but his music will rise again on a new tour.…

via Unknown at October 20, 2017

Suzanne Kraft, Red Axes cover Roy Orbison, Oasis on new compilation

Covered In Gloria sees 14 artists cover classic pop and rock tracks.

via Resident Advisor at August 16, 2017

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