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The legendary Roy Orbison was born 85 years ago today
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The legendary Roy Orbison was born 85 years ago today

With a blending of Country music and Rock N’ Roll together with his eerie vocals, Roy Orbison created an unique and sometimes haunting signature sound that has influenced several artists over the years

Roy Orbison passed away 32 years ago today
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Roy Orbison passed away 32 years ago today

The influential singer and songwriter Roy Orbison left a more than thirty years legacy of absolute music classics such as “Crying”, “In Dreams”, “Oh Pretty Woman” and “You Got It”. On December 6th, 1988 Orbison passed away suddenly at the age of 52. We recap his life and career

Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman" Goes No.1 in 1964
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Roy Orbison’s “Oh, Pretty Woman” Goes No.1 in 1964

One of Roy Orbison’s signature songs, “Oh, Pretty Woman” the song was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and was named one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, it had a resurgence in 1990 when it was used as the title song for the movie “Pretty Woman”

Roy Orbison gets his first major hit in 1960 with "Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)"
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Roy Orbison gets his first major hit in 1960 with “Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)”

Roy Orbison’s distinctive haunting song “Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)” peaked to No.2 on the Hot 100 on July 25, 1960, it was his first major hit and showcased his surprisingly powerful voice