Those trademark sunglasses and that measured croon make the Big O a rock 'n' roll legend winning 5 Grammys including Best Pop Vocal Performance for 'Pretty Woman' in 1990.
Birth name: Roy Kelton Orbison
Born: 23rd April 1936
Died: 6th December 1988
Place of birth: Texas, USA
- In high school he formed the band The Wink Westerners with some friends.
- In college he formed another band called The Teen Kings, who recorded 'Ooby Dooby' at Sun Records.
- The Teen Kings toured with Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins.
- He wrote the Everly Brothers' hit 'Claudette' for his then wife.
- Roy toured with The Beatles in 1963 and was top of the bill.
- He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
- Along with George Harrison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lyne and Bob Dylan he formed the Traveling Wilburys in 1988.
- In 1989, he was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
- Elvis once called him "the greatest singer in the world".
- His number 1 hits include 'Only The Lonely', and 'Oh! Pretty Woman'
- In January 2010 he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.