History Music / RoyOrbison

22nd Feb '17 9:17:11 AM gewunomox
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** Also, in his live concert video, "A Black and White Night", he was backed by BruceSpringsteen, ElvisCostello, Jackson Browne, [[AllLowercaseLetters k.d. lang]] (who joined Roy in a duet of "Crying"), Tom Waits, Jennifer Warnes and Bonnie Raitt.

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** Also, in his live concert video, "A Black and White Night", he was backed by BruceSpringsteen, ElvisCostello, Music/BruceSpringsteen, Music/ElvisCostello, Jackson Browne, [[AllLowercaseLetters k.d. lang]] (who joined Roy in a duet of "Crying"), Tom Waits, Jennifer Warnes and Bonnie Raitt.
21st Feb '17 8:00:55 PM gewunomox
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For the next four years, Roy was one of the biggest names in American music, filling a void left behind by the rock and roll pioneers of TheFifties who were now either [[Music/ElvisPresley drafted]], [[Music/BuddyHolly dead]], [[Music/ChuckBerry in jail]] or [[Music/LittleRichard playing gospel music]]. A string of hits from 1961 to '64 showcased his {{Opera}} singer-like voice and broke new ground in songwriting and production, including "Crying", "Dream Baby", "In Dreams", "It's Over", and "Oh, Pretty Woman". Following the pattern of "Running Scared", these songs were two and a half minute operas of heartbreak, loneliness, and hope for new love, with plenty of {{Plot Twist}}s, ManlyTears, and in the uptempo numbers, manly swagger. He also created an onstage persona of a mysterious Man In Black, singing while standing perfectly still, wearing a black suit and CoolShades.[[note]]This wasn't planned - Orbison left his regular glasses on a plane during a tour with the Music/{{Beatles}} and had to wear his prescription sunglasses to be able to see to perform at the gig. Both the audience and Orbison liked the look, Orbison finding it helped with his StageFright problem.[[/note]] This was [[MeanCharacterNiceActor quite the opposite]] of his real personality however, and was more about helping him deal with [[PerformanceAnxiety stage fright]].

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For the next four years, Roy was one of the biggest names in American music, filling a void left behind by the rock and roll pioneers of TheFifties who were now either [[Music/ElvisPresley drafted]], [[Music/BuddyHolly dead]], [[Music/ChuckBerry in jail]] or [[Music/LittleRichard playing gospel music]]. A string of hits from 1961 to '64 showcased his {{Opera}} singer-like voice and broke new ground in songwriting and production, including "Crying", "Dream Baby", "In Dreams", "It's Over", and "Oh, Pretty Woman". Following the pattern of "Running Scared", these songs were two and a half minute operas of heartbreak, loneliness, and hope for new love, with plenty of {{Plot Twist}}s, ManlyTears, and in the uptempo numbers, manly swagger. He also created an onstage persona of a mysterious Man In Black, singing while standing perfectly still, wearing a black suit and CoolShades.[[note]]This wasn't planned - Orbison left his regular glasses on a plane during a tour with the Music/{{Beatles}} Music/TheBeatles and had to wear his prescription sunglasses to be able to see to perform at the gig. Both the audience and Orbison liked the look, Orbison finding it helped with his StageFright problem.[[/note]] This was [[MeanCharacterNiceActor quite the opposite]] of his real personality however, and was more about helping him deal with [[PerformanceAnxiety stage fright]].
29th Dec '16 11:20:08 AM nombretomado
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Roy won his first 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.

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Roy won his first 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 Creator/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.
22nd Dec '16 4:35:24 PM Xtifr
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'''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.

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'''Roy Roy Kelton Orbison''' 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.
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.
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