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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Covered In Gloria sees 14 artists cover classic pop and rock tracks.
via Resident Advisor at August 16, 2017
"Anything You Want" is his first new solo music since last year.
via Noisey Music by Vice at July 5, 2017
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via Brooklyn Vegan at July 5, 2017
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