Roy Orbison

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Roy Orbison’s ‘Oh Pretty Woman’ Named ‘Iconic Riff’

Co-written by Orbison and Bill Dees the song became one of Orbison’s biggest hits to date, selling seven million copies and spending three weeks at number one on both the Billboard Hot 100, and has been covered by Al Green, John Mellencamp, Johnny Rivers, Bon Jovi, Green Day and Van Halen.It also, of course, was used at the title for the 1990 blockbuster movie Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.


Roy Orbison With Guitar

Got Bootlegs?

OK, so this is a bit out of the ordinary.  Bootlegs are something that have always been frowned upon by music artists, but now, your bootlegs are needed! The family of the late great Roy […]

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CDT Question From Katherine

[sponsored] Yesterday, I blogged about the passing of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Dobie Gray[/lastfm] and Harry Morgan.  I also wondered who would be #3 in this CDT (Celebrity Death Trifecta).  A number of you contacted me suggesting Barbara Orbison, […]


Roy Orbison’s 75th Birfday

This Saturday would have been [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Roy Orbison[/lastfm]’s 75th birthday.  We’ll be giving away sunglasses all weekend in honor of his legendary style!  But, that’s not the only way to remember the singer.


Pay tribute to Roy

This month would have marked [lastfm]Roy Orbison[/lastfm]’s 74th birthday.  So, the Hard Rock Cafe is planning a celebration – and you’re invited!  Everyone loves a good party, right?  Bring your noisemakers and dark sunglasses!