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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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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

Will Butler's New Song Samples Roy Orbison and It's Cool as Hell

"Anything You Want" is his first new solo music since last year.

via Noisey Music by Vice at July 5, 2017

Arcade Fire debut new song; Will Butler reworks Roy Orbison song for 4th of July

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via Brooklyn Vegan at July 5, 2017

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