Roy Orbison | This Day In Music

Written by on September 26, 2020

26 Sept 1964, Roy Orbison started a three week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Oh Pretty Woman'. 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."…/roy-orbison/

Roy Orbison | This Day In Music

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. Roy had teamed up with songwriter Joe Melson who had recently quit his band […]…

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