Roy Orbison



Roy Orbison
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Rating
Active
1953 to 1988
Born
April 23, 1936 in Vernon
Died
December 6, 1988
Location
Vernon, TX, United States
Genres
Jazz
Biography
Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 - December 6, 1988), also known by the nickname The Big O, was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. His greatest success came with Monument Records between 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40, including "Only the Lonely", "Crying", and "Oh, Pretty Woman".
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Top Songs by Roy Orbison


Pretty Woman

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Unchained Melody

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Only the Lonely

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You Got It

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I Drove All Night

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In the Real World

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California Blue

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Windsurfer

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Life Fades Away

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Too Soon to Know

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Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Black & White Night 30 (Live)

Black & White Night 30 (Live)

Roy Orbison February 24, 2017

19 Tracks

Oh, Pretty Woman (Spankox Remix)

Oh, Pretty Woman (Spankox Remix)

Roy Orbison November 17, 2016

2 Tracks

Big 'O'

Big 'O'

Roy Orbison December 4, 2015

16 Tracks

The Fastest Guitar Alive

The Fastest Guitar Alive

Roy Orbison December 4, 2015

10 Tracks

Sings Don Gibson

Sings Don Gibson

Roy Orbison December 4, 2015

12 Tracks

One of the Lonely Ones

One of the Lonely Ones

Roy Orbison December 4, 2015

12 Tracks

Roy Orbison: The MGM Years 1965 - 1973 (Remastered)

Roy Orbison: The MGM Years 1965 - 1973 (Remastered)

Roy Orbison October 23, 2015

50 Tracks

Playlist: The Very Best of Roy Orbison

Playlist: The Very Best of Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison September 3, 2015

14 Tracks

Mystery Girl Deluxe

Mystery Girl Deluxe

Roy Orbison May 19, 2014

12 Tracks

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