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Those trademark sunglasses and that measured croon make the Big O a rock 'n' roll legend
Birth name: Roy Kelton Orbison
Born: 23rd April 1936
Died: 6th December 1988
Place of birth: Texas, USA
Some Gold Listeners Pay Tribute To The Big O:
Part of the Holy Trinity that is Roy, Elvis & Buddy Holly, is there any better singer/songwriter from that era? His song's were mini love operas, with highs, lows, twists and turns and manage to sidestep the corny trap that so many fell into back then with the new rock n roll sound. Love the Big O!
I lived on the Gold Coast at Coolangatta and remember listening to Crying on the juke box I loved it and still do. I think he was great.
My list of the greatest singers of all time would be headed by Roy Orbison followed by Otis Redding and Aretha Franklin.
Hi I managed to see Roy 7 times in concert...just blew me away ,such a gentleman sang his songs and went ...never forget him ..he is still so missed..xx
Roy Orbison was THE greatest voice in popular music.A composer of some of the most incredible music ever heard,a performer who could hold an audience spellbound just by opening his lips and one of the nicest human beings to have walked this earth.His legacy will live on
I saw Roy live with the Beatles in 1963. when his top billing was reduced because of the success of the Beatles. I also saw him at Ceaser's Palace in Luton and at Wembley arena. I have always been a fan of his remarkable voice, writing ability and stage presence.I often play a DVD of the Travelling Willburys that is a great tribute to a great performer.
i remember going to the concert in 1963 where he topped the bill whilst touring with The Beatles then saw him on a few occasions at the "Golden Garter" club in Wythenshawe, Manchester,and each show he did was fantastic.