Posted from the web by megarock on August 30, 2018
29th August 1964, Roy Orbison's 'Oh, Pretty Woman' was released in the US. It went on to reach No.1 four weeks later. The title was inspired by Orbison's wife Claudette interrupting a conversation to announce she was going out; when Orbison asked if she was okay for cash, his co-writer Bill Dees interjected "A pretty woman never needs any money." More on Roy here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/roy_orbison
Roy Orbison had his first UK No.1 single in 1960, with Only The Lonely which was the first of 33 UK hits. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley, so Orbison decided to record it himself.
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