Roy Orbison, Singer, Guitar Player

Roy Orbison, Singer, Guitar Player

The late rock’n’roll legend Roy Orbison, the one with the beautiful voice, has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Enjoy for a minute:

Orbison’s widow Barbara accepted the star on his behalf on Friday at a ceremony attended by Eric Idle, Chris Isaak and Dan Aykroyd.

Roy Orbison was born in Vernon, Texas, the middle son of Orbie Lee Orbison, an oil well driller and car mechanic, and Nadine Shultz, a nurse. Roy was a guitar player. As much as I talk about the virtues of beginner guitar lessons,  Roy was self taught

At the age of six, Orbison was given a guitar by his father for his birthday; by seven, Orbison stated,

“I was finished, you know, for anything else”. Music would be his life

Orbison died of a heart attack in 1988, aged 52. His hits include Only the Lonely, Oh, Pretty Woman and Crying.

In later life, he joined The Traveling Wilburys – their greatest hits album was number one in the UK in 2007.

The band formed in 1988 and produced two albums.

Aykroyd paid tribute to Orbison, describing him as a great balladeer and rock’n’roller.

Orbison was born in Texas in 1936.

After many years of playing with various bands he scored his first international hit with Only The Lonely in 1960.

The ballad went to number one in Britain, staying in the charts for over six months.

A succession of hits followed including his biggest seller Oh, Pretty Woman, which sold around seven million copies in 1964 alone. RIP Roy.

5 Responses to Roy Orbison Singer and Guitar Player Gets Walk of Fame star.

  1. Always been one of my favorites, he was a sad soul, but he certainly had a beautiful voice. I remember exactly where I was when I heard he passed away! One of my favorites of his is Leah! You can hear the sadness he carried with him, and he was such an extraordinary singer!

  2. Carson Washington

    i can say that Dan Aykroyd is a very good comedian just like Jim Carrey’*~

  3. Condenser Microphone :

    the thing that i like about Dan Aykroyd is the way he learned to play blues guitar

  4. Carson Washington

    you can always say that Dan Aykroyd is a very talented actor and a nice comedian -*,

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