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. GuitarPlayersCenter.com