The Beatles and Roy Orbison

An Early Beatles Hit Patterned After Roy Orbison And Bing Crosby

That’s not me talking.  That’s according to [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]John Lennon[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Paul McCartney[/lastfm].  One of the songs they wrote for their first album, Please Please Me, were influenced by the two singers in the […]

07/08/2011

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

John And Paul On Touring With Roy Orbison

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Beatles[/lastfm] toured with [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Roy Orbison[/lastfm] and became fast friends long before The [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Traveling Wilburys[/lastfm] joined [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Harrison[/lastfm] again.  The year before his death I met Roy backstage at The Celebrity […]

12/20/2010

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