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Singer-Songwriter.

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...Wikipedia

Age: 52 (age at death)
Born: 23rd April, 1936, Vernon, Texas, United States
Died: 6th December, 1988, Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
Height: 5' 11" (180 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: In Dreams (Song) (1963), Oh,Pretty Woman (Song) (1964).

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Of Roy`s early compositions "Down The Line" was first recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis(1957), Elvis Presley recorded "Mean Woman Blues" for the film "Loving You"(1957) and The Everly Brothers had a charted hit with "Claudette"(1958)#30 US Pop, #1 UK .

 

His breakthrough hit in 1960, the million seller "Only The Lonely", was written for The Everly Brothers but they suggested that Roy record it himself.

 

Pretty woman, I don`t believe you, you`re not the truth. No one could look as good as you, mercy.

 

I may be a living legend, but that sure don`t help when I`ve got to change a flat tire.

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