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Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison

American musician
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, Claudette Frady, Claudette Frady
ChildrenAlex Orbison, Roy Orbison Jr.
ParentsNadine Shultz, Orbie Lee Orbison
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This day in history: Beatles guitarist George Harrison dies at 58

The youngest member of the Beatles was 58 years old when he succumbed to throat cancer. Known as "the quiet Beatle," Harrison was often overshadowed by Paul McCartney and John Lennon. But his use of instruments such as the sitar and the innovative backwards guitar solo left an indelible mark on pop music. After the Beatles, Harrison led a brilliant solo career, marked by his collaborations with musicians such as Eric Clapton. Along with Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lyne, Harrison also formed the band the Traveling Wilburys in 1988.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

The Fastest Guitar Alive
The Fastest Guitar Alive
1h 27min
1967

Albums

Singles Collection
Singles Collection
1990
Sun Years: 1956-1958
Sun Years: 1956-1958
1989
Black & White Night [Live]
Black & White Night [Live]
1989
Opus Collection
Opus Collection
2011
Purely Roy Orbison
Purely Roy Orbison
2008
Essential [Madacy]
Essential [Madacy]
2006
Very Best of Roy Orbison [Sony/BMG Australia]
Very Best of Roy Orbison [Sony/BMG Australia]
2006
Many Moods of Roy Orbison/The Big O
Many Moods of Roy Orbison/The Big O
2004
Most Famous Hits: The Album [CD 1]
Most Famous Hits: The Album [CD 1]
2003
Most Famous Hits: The Album [CD 2]
Most Famous Hits: The Album [CD 2]
2003
Go! Go! Go!
Go! Go! Go!
2002
Only the Lonely [Digimode]
Only the Lonely [Digimode]
2002
Roy Orbison Collection, Vol. 2
Roy Orbison Collection, Vol. 2
2001
Roy Orbison Collection, Vol. 1
Roy Orbison Collection, Vol. 1
2001
Great Roy Orbison: Original Hits
Great Roy Orbison: Original Hits
2000
Rock 'N' Roll Ballads
Rock 'N' Roll Ballads
1999
Very Best of Roy Orbison [Virgin 1996]
Very Best of Roy Orbison [Virgin 1996]
1996
Best of Roy Orbison [Columbia]
Best of Roy Orbison [Columbia]
1996
In Dreams/Orbisongs
In Dreams/Orbisongs
1993
Sings Lonely and Blue/Crying
Sings Lonely and Blue/Crying
1993
Greatest Hits: Live!
Greatest Hits: Live!
1993
Best of His Rare Solo Classics
Best of His Rare Solo Classics
1991
Rock 'N' Roll Era: Roy Orbison 1960-1965
Rock 'N' Roll Era: Roy Orbison 1960-1965
1991
Only the Lonely
Only the Lonely
1991

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