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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.

 

As you stopped to say hello, oh, you wished me well, you couldn`t tell that I`d been crying over you.

 

I got a woman that`s mean as she can be, sometimes I think she`s almost as mean as me.

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