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20 Oct 1960, Roy Orbison had his first UK No.1 single with ‘Only The Lonely’ and his first of 33 hits. The song was turned down by The Everly Brothers and Elvis Presley so Orbison decided to record the song himself. https://youtu.be/D6Aw3ZnqQrY Roy Orbison – Only the Lonely (Black & White Night 30) Read the […]

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 […]

23 Sept 1939, born on this day, Roy Buchanan, US guitarist, first worked with Dale Hawkins, released over 15 solo albums. Died after hanging himself by his own shirt on 14th Aug 1988 in Fairfax County Adult Detention Center, Virginia after being arrested for drunkenness. https://youtu.be/DDOIL5OqvYs ROY BUCHANAN – ROY’S BLUZ(LIVE 1976) DEDICATE TO ROY […]

29 Aug 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 […]

ROY MAYORGA Says VINNIE PAUL’s Death Came As A ‘Huge Shock’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/roy-mayorga-says-vinnie-pauls-death-came-as-a-huge-shock/ ROY MAYORGA Says VINNIE PAUL’s Death Came As A ‘Huge Shock’ STONE SOUR and HELLYEAH drummer Roy Mayorga has reflected on the passing of PANTERA drum legend Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died just over two years ago at his home in Las Vegas. […]

23rd April 1936, born on this day, American singer-songwriter Roy Orbison "the Big O" who had a 1964 UK & US No.1 single with ‘Pretty Woman’ plus over 20 US & 30 UK Top 40 singles including 'Only the Lonely' (1960), 'Running Scared' (1961) and 'Crying'. With the Traveling Wilburys he had a 1988 UK […]

Video: Ex-KAMELOT Singer ROY KHAN Covers SECRET GARDEN’s ‘You Raise Me Up’ https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/video-ex-kamelot-singer-roy-khan-covers-secret-gardens-you-raise-me-up/ Video: Ex-KAMELOT Singer ROY KHAN Covers SECRET GARDEN’s ‘You Raise Me Up’ Video of former KAMELOT and current CONCEPTION singer Roy Khan performing a cover version of "You Raise Me Up", a song originally composed by the Norwegian-Irish duo SECRET GARDEN, can […]

6th Dec 1988, American singer songwriter Roy Orbison died of a heart attack aged 52. Scored the 1964 UK & US No.1 single 'Pretty Woman', plus over 20 US & 30 UK Top 40 singles including ‘Only the Lonely’ and ‘Crying’. Formed his first band The Wink Westerners in 1949, was a member of The […]

8th Oct 1964, Roy Orbison was at No.1 on the UK singles chart with 'Oh Pretty Woman', his third UK No.1. 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 […]

26th 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 […]


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