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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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Made only one movie in his career: "The Fastest Guitar Alive" (1967) which was offered to him after Elvis Presley, his friend, turned it down.

 

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 .

 

"I was frustrated as a singer for a long time, particularly when some friendly rivalry broke out between me and a young guy in Texas named Buddy Holly, who, within a couple of months, had a couple of Number One singles and soon had stardom that reached to the Moon. I tried not to take it too hard but when Only the Lonely happened in 1960 I reckoned it was about time too. I was an avid follower of the charts. I lived by them until Only the Lonely - and then I didn`t look at them anymore."

 

I close my eyes, then I drift away, into the magic night I softly say. A silent prayer, like dreamers do, then I fall asleep to dream my dreams of you.

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