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History Music / RoyOrbison

12th Feb '16 11:21:36 AM MarkLungo
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Roy met Joe Melson in 1958 and the two became a songwriting team. Roy recorded his material for RCA Victor, but when his contract ran out in 1959, his agent Wesley Rose found a better place for him, Monument Records in Nashville.

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Roy met Joe Melson in 1958 and the two became a songwriting team. Roy recorded his material for [[Creator/RCARecords RCA Victor, Victor]], but when his contract ran out in 1959, his agent Wesley Rose found a better place for him, Monument Records in Nashville.
12th Sep '15 4:27:02 AM kchishol
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* SunglassesAtNight: Orbison became famous for his shades when he lost his regular glasses on a airplane just before a concert and his only other pair of correctives were his dark lensed ones, so he had to perform with them. The image of him in his dark glasses subsequently stuck.
26th Aug '15 4:07:29 AM morri
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* AbortedArc: His movie career (he wasn't a good actor) and his 1980s comeback (AuthorExistenceFailure).

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* AbortedArc: His movie career (he wasn't a good actor) and his 1980s comeback (AuthorExistenceFailure). His first family. First Wife dies in 1966, 2 of his then 3 kids die in 1968.
17th Jul '15 4:17:34 PM bt8257
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* SingingVoiceDissonance: Yup, that deep baritone voice belonged to a skinny, blackhaired guy with CoolShades.



* VocalDissonance: Yup, that deep baritone voice belonged to a skinny, blackhaired guy with CoolShades.
1st Jul '15 5:25:26 PM Mdumas43073
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* [[ChristmasSongs Christmas Song]]: The Music/WillieNelson-composed "Pretty Paper".

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* [[ChristmasSongs Christmas Song]]: The Music/WillieNelson-composed Music/WillieNelson-penned "Pretty Paper".Paper" is somewhat of an AntiChristmasSong variant.
1st Jul '15 5:22:17 PM Mdumas43073
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Roy Orbison (19361988) is considered by his peers to have been the most powerful voice to ever sing RockAndRoll. Before Music/TheBeatles, he was also one of its most innovative composers.

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Roy Orbison '''Roy Kelton Orbison''' (19361988) is considered by his peers to have been the most powerful voice to ever sing RockAndRoll. Before Music/TheBeatles, he was also one of its most innovative composers.
1st Jul '15 5:21:36 PM Mdumas43073
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* [[ChristmasSongs Christmas Song]]: "Pretty Paper"

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* [[ChristmasSongs Christmas Song]]: The Music/WillieNelson-composed "Pretty Paper"Paper".
30th Apr '15 11:48:02 AM nombretomado
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Roy won his first GrammyAward in 1980, for a duet with Emmylou Harris on "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again". But what really started Roy's comeback was the use of "In Dreams" in DavidLynch's 1986 noir film ''BlueVelvet''. More movies used his songs the next year, one of which, ''Hiding Out'', won him another Grammy for a remake of "Crying" as a duet with k. d. lang. Roy had become a star again. He was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He starred in a television special, ''Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night'', playing his songs with an all-star band that included Music/BruceSpringsteen, Music/ElvisCostello, Music/JacksonBrowne, Music/TomWaits, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Presley's final band (guitairst James Burton, pianist Glen D. Hardin, bassist Jerry Scheff, and drummer Ronnie Tutt) and musical director T-Bone Burnett.

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Roy won his first GrammyAward UsefulNotes/GrammyAward in 1980, for a duet with Emmylou Harris on "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again". But what really started Roy's comeback was the use of "In Dreams" in DavidLynch's 1986 noir film ''BlueVelvet''. More movies used his songs the next year, one of which, ''Hiding Out'', won him another Grammy for a remake of "Crying" as a duet with k. d. lang. Roy had become a star again. He was inducted into both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame. He starred in a television special, ''Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night'', playing his songs with an all-star band that included Music/BruceSpringsteen, Music/ElvisCostello, Music/JacksonBrowne, Music/TomWaits, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Presley's final band (guitairst James Burton, pianist Glen D. Hardin, bassist Jerry Scheff, and drummer Ronnie Tutt) and musical director T-Bone Burnett.
7th Feb '15 10:43:11 PM Patachou
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In the early [[TheFifties 1950s]], he formed a band called The Teen Kings. He met Music/JohnnyCash in 1955, and Cash recommended producer Music/SamPhillips. The Teen Kings sent the soon-to-be-legendary Sun Records producer a recording of a rockabilly song called "Ooby Dooby", which impressed Phillips enough to sign them. Under Phillips' direction, they re-recorded "Ooby Dooby", and it became their first hit. More rockabilly songs and much touring followed, but the Teen Kings broke up at the end of 1956 over royalty disputes. Roy stayed at Sun as a solo act and songwriter. His song "Claudette" (about his girlfriend and soon to be wife) became the B-side of Music/TheEverlyBrothers' big hit "All I Have To Do Is Dream", earning Roy his first real money. But Roy found Sun Records frustrating, and left for country music song publisher Acuff-Rose.

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In the early [[TheFifties 1950s]], he formed a band called The Teen Kings. He met Music/JohnnyCash in 1955, and Cash recommended producer Music/SamPhillips. The Teen Kings sent the soon-to-be-legendary Sun Records producer a recording of a rockabilly {{Rockabilly}} song called "Ooby Dooby", which impressed Phillips enough to sign them. Under Phillips' direction, they re-recorded "Ooby Dooby", and it became their first hit. More rockabilly songs and much touring followed, but the Teen Kings broke up at the end of 1956 over royalty disputes. Roy stayed at Sun as a solo act and songwriter. His song "Claudette" (about his girlfriend and soon to be wife) became the B-side of Music/TheEverlyBrothers' big hit "All I Have To Do Is Dream", earning Roy his first real money. But Roy found Sun Records frustrating, and left for country music song publisher Acuff-Rose.
26th Jan '15 1:52:47 AM burstroc
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* LoveHurts: Frequently sang about heartbreak, and had a minor hit with his cover of the Everly Brothers song that is the probable TropeNamer.

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* LoveHurts: Frequently sang about heartbreak, and had a minor hit with his a cover version of the Everly Brothers song that is the probable TropeNamer.
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