Roy Orbison interview audio

Monument Records - 1961

Today In Pop Music: September 14 – Roy Orbison’s Tragedy

Only one birthday today, as Iron Butterfly bass guitarist Lee Dorman celebrates his 70th birthday. September 14, 1955 – Little Richard enters a studio in New Orleans for two days of recording.  During a break […]

09/14/2012

Roy Orbison: Why Artists Aren’t Appreciated Until After They’ve Died

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Roy Orbison[/lastfm] was appreciated before his sudden death in 1988 at age 52.  When I met him the year before backstage at the Celebrity Theatre, I found him to be the most down to […]

07/25/2011

Why Did Roy Orbison Wear Dark Glasses?

Roy Orbison would have been 75 today.  His dark glasses were an iconic symbol for him, but did you ever wonder how it all got started?  Wonder no more.

04/23/2011

The Beatles Were Roy Orbison’s Opening Act

“[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Roy Orbison[/lastfm] was the only act that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] didn’t want to follow.” – [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Ringo Starr[/lastfm] That’s quite a statement.  And [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] did follow [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Roy Orbison[/lastfm] on the early […]

04/23/2011

Roy Orbison Interview On Pretty Woman – Happy 75th Birthday Roy

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Roy Orbison[/lastfm] would have been 75  today.  [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Elvis Presley[/lastfm] once called him the best singer in the world, just about everyone else who knew [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Roy Orbison[/lastfm] would add that he was also […]

04/23/2011