Roy Orbison

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Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison was known for his high-falsetto voice, dressing in black and his trademark sunglasses. In the late fifties and early sixties he scored a handful of hits : “Obby-Dooby”, “Crying”, “Only the Lonely”, “Dream Baby”, and “Candyman” to name a few. His musical peak came in 1964 when he hit #1 with “Pretty Woman”. His life was marred with a series of tragedies, most notably the death of his son. In the mid-eighties he was coaxed out of retirement by George Harrison who put together “The Traveling Wilberries” with Tom Petty and Bob Dylan. “Handle with Care” revitalized his career. He had just completed a TV special and plans were in the works for a tour when he died of a heart attack. It may be worth noting that Orbison, poised for the biggest resurgence of his career, fell victim to horrible tragedy throughout his life. His boys died in a housefire while he was on the road, several other terrible things happened, and just when a long spell of mediocre career years were over, he dies of a massive heart attack while visiting his mother. After all the shit he’d been thru, his mother watched her son die! (special thanks to Dave McNaire) Roy Orbison died on December 7th of 1988 at the age of 52

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