1953 to 1988
April 23, 1936 in Vernon
December 6, 1988
Vernon, TX, United States
Roy Kelton Orbison was a singer, songwriter and musician nicknamed the Big O and known for his darkly emotional ballods and strong voice. He was born on April 23, 1936 in Vernon, Texas and died at the age of 32 on December 6, 1988 in Hendersonville, Tennessee. In just four years from 1960 to 1964, 22 of Orbison's songs made it onto the Billboard Top 40 chart, including "Only the Lonely" and "Oh, Pretty Woman." He won six Grammy Awards, including a oosthumous Lifetime Achievement Award in 1998. He had been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame one year earlier.
Thoughts on Songs with Roy Orbison
Some of the most poignant lines in a song, maybe because they are really very simple and at the same time so true. And the awesome rhythm doesn't hurt either. it's that exact moment where you see that person that broke your heart in so many ways and you see him or her in a randome situation like out with some friends or in a bar or in the middle of the street and they just say hi like it's so natural and like there isn't a painful past where he had to make the same effort to forget you and once he leaves, you are a mess all over again and you wonder if maybe it's the same for the other person as well.
Albums, Releases & Mixtapes
Roy Orbison November 16, 2018