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Roy Orbison, Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison

June 18th, 2012

Birth Name:
Roy Kelton Orbison

Roy Orbison


Years Active:
'50s, '60s, '70s, '80s


Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison
Sun Records
Sun Records

Roy Orbison


Although he shared the same rockabilly roots as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison went on to pioneer an entirely different brand of country/pop-based rock & roll in the early '60s. What he lacked in charisma and photogenic looks, Orbison made up for in spades with his quavering operatic voice and melodramatic narratives of unrequited love and yearning. In the process, he established rock & roll archetypes of the underdog and the hopelessly romantic loser. These were not only amplified by peers such as Del Shannon and Gene Pitney, but also influenced future generations of roots rockers such as Bruce Springsteen and Chris Isaak, as well as modern country stars the Mavericks.

Top Albums

Roy Orbison, Roy Orbison
1. Roy Orbison
16 Biggest Hits: Roy Orbison, Roy Orbison
2. 16 Biggest H..
Black & White Night, Roy Orbison
3. Black & ..
The Very Best of Roy Orbison, Roy Orbison
4. The Very Bes..
Mystery Girl, Roy Orbison
5. Mystery Girl
Crying (Bonus Track Version), Roy Orbison
6. Crying (Bonu..
In Dreams, Roy Orbison
7. In Dreams
The Last Concert (Live), Roy Orbison
8. The Last Con..
Sings Lonely and Blue, Roy Orbison
9. Sings Lonely..
The Monument Singles Collection, Roy Orbison
10. The Monument..
The Soul of Rock and Roll, Roy Orbison
11. The Soul of ..
Rocker, Roy Orbison
12. Rocker
At the Rock House, Roy Orbison
13. At the Rock ..
King of Hearts, Roy Orbison
14. King of Hear..
The Monument Singles - A-Sides (1960-1964), Roy Orbison
15. The Monument..
Roy Orbison, Only the Lonely
16. Only the Lon..
Live In Las Vegas '83, Roy Orbison
17. Live In Las ..
The All Time Greatest Hits of Roy Orbison, Vol. 2, Roy Orbison
18. The All Time..
The Monument Singles Collection, Roy Orbison
19. The Monument..
The Legendary Sun Classics, Roy Orbison
20. The Legendar..

Top Songs

Oh, Pretty Woman16 Biggest Hits: Roy Orbiso..2:57$1.29
Crying16 Biggest Hits: Roy Orbiso..2:46$0.99
Pretty WomanBest of Rock Vol.23:01$0.99
You Got ItMystery Girl3:30$1.29
Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel..16 Biggest Hits: Roy Orbiso..2:26$0.99
Only the LonelySings Lonely and Blue2:25$1.29
In Dreams16 Biggest Hits: Roy Orbiso..2:49$1.29
You Got ItVery Best of Roy Orbison3:30$0.99
Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)16 Biggest Hits: Roy Orbiso..2:32$0.99
Oh, Pretty WomanVery Best of Roy Orbison2:56$1.29
Blue Bayou16 Biggest Hits: Roy Orbiso..2:31$1.29
Running ScaredVery Best of Roy Orbison2:12$0.99
It's Over16 Biggest Hits: Roy Orbiso..2:48$0.99
Mean Woman Blues16 Biggest Hits: Roy Orbiso..2:25$0.99
CryingVery Best of Roy Orbison2:46$1.29
Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel..Very Best of Roy Orbison2:25$0.99
Leah16 Biggest Hits: Roy Orbiso..2:39$0.99
Crying (With k.d. lang)Soul of Rock and Roll3:47$1.29
Pretty PaperVery Best of Roy Orbison2:44$0.99
Ooby DoobyVery Best of Roy Orbison2:11$0.99
In Dreams (1987 Version)Very Best of Roy Orbison2:49$0.99
I Drove All NightVery Best of Roy Orbison3:45$0.99
CryingCrying (Bonus Track Version..2:46$1.29
Candy Man16 Biggest Hits: Roy Orbiso..2:44$0.99
Running Scared16 Biggest Hits: Roy Orbiso..2:12$1.29

Top Music Videos

Oh, Pretty Woman (Ed Sullivan Show Live 1964), Roy Orbison
1. Oh, Pretty Wom..
Oh Pretty Woman, Roy Orbison
2. Oh Pretty Woma..
Oh, Pretty Woman (Colorized Version), Roy Orbison
3. Oh, Pretty Wom..
Crying (Monument Concert 1965), Roy Orbison
4. Crying (Monume..
Only the Lonely (Monument Concert 1965), Roy Orbison
5. Only the Lonel..
Oh, Pretty Woman (Monument Concert 1965), Roy Orbison
6. Oh, Pretty Wom..
Oh, Pretty Woman (Live), Roy Orbison
7. Oh, Pretty Wom..
Only the Lonely (Live), Roy Orbison
8. Only the Lonel..
Crying (Live), Roy Orbison
9. Crying (Live)
Running Scared (Monument Concert 1965), Roy Orbison
10. Running Scared..
It's Over (Live Version), Roy Orbison
11. It's Over (Liv..
Mean Woman Blues (Monument Concert 1965), Roy Orbison
12. Mean Woman Blu..
Dream Baby (Monument Concert 1965), Roy Orbison
13. Dream Baby (Mo..
It's Over (Monument Concert 1965), Roy Orbison
14. It's Over (Mon..
Goodnight (Monument Concert 1965), Roy Orbison
15. Goodnight (Mon..
What'd I Say (Monument Concert 1965), Roy Orbison
16. What'd I Say (..


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US iTunes, App Store, iBookstore, and Mac App Store

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