Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison

American musician (1936–2017)
Early rock singer whose near-operatic voice and dark, broken-hearted songs influenced a generation of artists.
BornApril 23, 1936
HometownVernon, Texas, United States of America
Net worth$20 million
Height5'11" (1.80m)
SpouseBarbara Orbison (m 1968 - 1988) , Claudette Frady (m 1965 - 1966) , Claudette Frady (m 1957 - 1964)
ChildrenAlex Orbison , Roy Orbison Jr.
ParentsNadine Shultz , Orbie Lee Orbison

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