American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Orbison, Roy 1936-1988. American singer and songwriter noted for his smooth tenor voice. Many of his ballads were made popular by later musicians.
- n. United States composer and rockabilly tenor popular in the 1950s (1936-1988)
“In 1998, Barbara Orbison issued Combo Concert on her label Orbison Records, a collection of previously unreleased live recordings from Holland and France made in 1965, according to Roy Orbison's official website.”
“In 1998, Barbara Orbison issued "Combo Concert" on her label Orbison Records, a collection of previously unreleased live recordings from Holland and France made in 1965, according to Roy Orbison's official website.”
“His impression of Roy Orbison is so good that it's almost scary.”
“(Oh — and doesn’t kd lang look as though singing with Roy Orbison is like dying and going to heaven for her?”
“Orbison cut his first chart hit it reached #1 on the local charts, "Ooby Dooby," for Sun in 1956, staying with the label for two years before a brief stint at RCA in 1958.”
“The 75th birthday commemorative release of Roy Orbison: The Monument Singles Collection includes the first-ever DVD release of Orbison performing nine songs from "The Monument Concert 1965," including the official video for "Oh Pretty Woman," digitally restored for especially for this collection.”
“Written by Orbison with his new writing partner Bill Dees, "Oh, Pretty Woman" became Roy's biggest hit and is one of the most recognized and popular songs of all time.”
“Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is celebrating the 75th birthday April 23, 1936 year of Roy Orbison with the long-awaited release of Roy Orbison: The Monument Singles Collection, a 2 CD/1 DVD set including all the A&B sides recorded by Orbison for the groundbreaking Monument label during an electrifying peak from 1960-1964.”
“The monumental 1963 Roy Orbison World Tour, which featured Patsy Cline (in the weeks before her death) as a support act in the states, helped break the then-rising Beatles (Orbison fans themselves who'd recorded Roy's hit "Dream Baby" for a BBC radio broadcast in 1962) when they played support on the European leg of the tour.”
“While his second single for Monument, "Uptown," became his biggest hit as a performer since "Ooby Dooby," it was Orbison's third single for the label, "Only The Lonely Know How I Feel," which announced to the world the true artistry of Roy Orbison.”
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