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Orbison, Roy (Kelton)

(1936–88) rock 'n' roll singer, songwriter, guitarist; born in Vernon, Texas. He played in two rockabilly bands and made some unsuccessful recordings before Sun Records released "Ooby Dooby" (1956), his first hit. His song "Claudette" (1958) was a hit for the Everly Brothers and he had a string of hits during the early-1960s such as "Only the Lonely" (1960). Many prominent rock 'n' roll musicians regarded him as an influence and he performed with some popularity until his death.
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With The Wilburys never actually going on tour, perhaps partly due to the untimely death in 1988 of Roy Orbison (who's played here by Paul Hopkins), their fans never got the chance to see them all together in a live concert experience.
A newly compiled Greatest Hits collection made the charts and Orbison then joined forces with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne to record the superb Travelling Wilburys album.
Orbison once estimated he had sold 30 million records, but added, "I don't normally keep tabs.
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It sits alongside other Orbison songs - Crying, Only the Lonely - as a body of work that is shot through with pain and loss.
Ulrich Haarburste's Novel of Roy Orbison in Clingfilm belongs to that subset of postmodernist fictions so classically formal they're bizarre, and which possess enough faith in their patent absurdity that their authors (thankfully) dispense with all shrugs and sly winks to the reader.
The previous Orbison singles to reach number one in the UK were Only the Lonely in 1960 and It''s Over earlier in 1964.
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I used to love Roy Orbison but it's ages since I played any of his music and a DVD means you can't put it on in the car - you have to sit down and watch.