Happy Birthday, Roy Orbison


Ray Orbison performs at Farm Aid 1985.

Roy Orbison was born on April 22, 1936, in Vernon, Texas. A 1987 addition to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, he reaches the country charts with his solo hit “You Got It” and a duet with Emmylou Harris. His songs “Crying” and “Blue Bayou” also become country hits for Don McLean and Linda Ronstadt, respectively.

Ray Orbison recorded Willie Nelson’s, “Pretty Paper”, in 1963, before Willie Nelson recorded the song. His release climbed to #15 on the US charts. It was his last release in 1970.

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