Many critics described his music as operaticnicknaming him "the Caruso of Rock " and "the Big O". Bring Me In - Union Mac - Lost In Attraction most male rock-and-roll performers in the s and s projected a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison's songs conveyed vulnerability. He performed standing still, wearing black clothes to match his dyed black hair and dark sunglasses.
Orbison began singing in a rockabilly and country-and-western band in high school. From to22 of his Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely reached the Billboard Top 40, and he wrote or co-wrote almost all that rose to the Top 10, including " Only the Lonely "" Running Scared "" Crying "" In Dreams "and " Oh, Pretty Woman " Soon afterward, he was struck by a number of personal tragedies while his record sales declined. In the s, Orbison experienced a resurgence in Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely following the success of several cover versions of his songs.
Orbison died of a heart attack Small - Volt Violin - Volt Violin December at the age of One month later, Orbison's song " You Got It "Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely with Lynne and Petty, was released as a solo single and became his first hit to reach the U.
Top 10 in nearly 25 years. InBillboard magazine listed Orbison at number 74 in the Top recording artists. Orbison was born in Vernon, Texasthe middle son of Orbie Lee Orbison —an oil well driller and car mechanic, and Nadine Vesta Shults July 25, — May 12, a nurse.
After the Great Depressionthe family moved to Fort Worth in to find work in the aircraft factories. Roy attended Denver Avenue Elementary School  until a polio scare prompted the family to return to Vernon, and then, into Wink, Texas. Orbison later described life in 카멜레온 - 산울림* - 제4집 Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely "football, oil fields, oil, grease, and sand"  and expressed relief that he was able to leave the desolate town.
He was self-conscious about his appearance and began dyeing his nearly-white hair black when he was still young. He considered his voice memorable, but not great. On Roy's sixth birthday, his father gave him a guitar. He later recalled that by the age of seven, "I was finished, you know, for anything else"; music would be his life.
He was particularly moved by Lefty Frizzell 's singing, with its slurred syllables. He also enjoyed Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers. One of the first musicians he Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely in person was Ernest Tubbplaying on the back of a truck in Fort Worth. In West Texas, he was exposed to many forms of music: "sepia" a euphemism for rhythm and bluesTex-Mexthe orchestral arrangements of Mantovaniand cajun.
The cajun favorite " Jole Blon " was one of the first songs he sang in public. At the age of eight, he began singing on a local radio show. By the late s, he was the show's host. In high school, Orbison and some friends formed a band, the Wink Westerners. After graduating from Wink High Schoolhe enrolled at North Texas State College in Dentonplanning to study geology so that he could secure work in the oil fields if music did not pay. As two members Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely the band quit, two new members were added,  and the group won a talent contest and obtained their own television show on KMID-TV in Midland, Texas.
While living in Odessa, Orbison saw a performance by Elvis Presley. Orbison did so and was told, "Johnny Cash doesn't run my record company!
The song was released on Sun in May  and broke into the Billboard Hotpeaking at number 59 and sellingcopies. Much influenced by Elvis Presley, Orbison performed frenetically, doing "everything we could to get applause because we had only one hit record". The band ultimately split over disputed writing credits and royalties, but Orbison stayed in Memphis and asked his year-old girlfriend, Claudette Frady, to join him there. In the studio, Orbison concentrated on the mechanics of recording.
Phillips remembered being much more impressed with Orbison's mastery of the guitar than with his voice. Orbison was introduced to Elvis Presley's social circle, Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely going to pick up a date for Presley in his purple Cadillac. The first, and perhaps only, royalties Orbison earned from Sun Records enabled him to make a down payment on his own Cadillac. Increasingly frustrated at Sun, he gradually stopped recording. He toured music circuits around Texas and then quit performing for seven months in For a brief period in the late s, Orbison made his living at Acuff-Rosea songwriting firm concentrating mainly on country music.
After spending an entire day writing a song, he would make several demonstration tapes at a time and send them to Wesley Rosewho would try to find musical acts to record them.
Orbison attempted Save Your Kisses For Me - Various - Hit Explosion Vol.1 sell to RCA Victor Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely recordings of songs by other writers, working with and being in awe of Chet Atkinswho had played guitar with Presley.
One song he tried was "Seems to Me", by Boudleaux Bryant. Bryant's impression of Orbison was of "a timid, shy kid who seemed to be rather befuddled by the whole music scene. I remember the way he sang then—softly, prettily but almost bashfully, as if someone might be disturbed by his efforts and reprimand him. Playing shows at night and living with his wife and young child in a tiny apartment, Orbison often took his guitar to his car to write songs.
The songwriter Joe Melsonan acquaintance of Orbison's, tapped on his car window one day in Texas inand the two decided to write some songs together. Only two singles were judged worthy of release by RCA. Orbison was one of the first recording artists to popularize the " Nashville sound ", with a group of session musicians known as the A-Team see main entry The Nashville sound was developed by producers Chet Atkins, Owen Bradley who worked closely with Patsy ClineSam Phillips, and Fred Foster.
According to musician and author Albin Zak, the studio with sound engineer Bill Porterwho experimented with close miking the doo-wop backing singersthe production by Foster, and the accompanying musicians gave Orbison's music Christoph Schindling - Sound Anarchie EP "polished, professional sound His initial success came just as the '50s rock-and-roll era was winding down.
Starting inthe charts in the United States came to be dominated by teen idols, novelty acts, and Motown girl groups.
Experimenting with a new sound, Orbison and Joe Melson wrote a song in early which, using elements from "Uptown", and another song they had written called "Come Back to Me My Love ", employed strings and the Anita Kerr doo-wop backing singers. According to Orbison, the subsequent songs he wrote with Melson during this period were constructed with his voice in mind, specifically to showcase its range and power.
He told Rolling Stone in"I liked the sound of [my voice]. I liked making it sing, making the voice ring, and I just kept doing it. And I think that somewhere between the time of "Ooby Dooby" and "Only the Lonely", it kind of turned into a good voice.
Orbison encountered difficulty when he found himself unable to hit the song's highest note without his voice breaking. He was backed by an orchestra in the studio and Porter told him he would have to sing louder than his accompaniment because the orchestra was unable to be softer than his voice.
Orbison was unhappy with the first two takes. In the third, however, he abandoned the idea of using falsetto and sang the final high 'A' naturally, so astonishing everyone present that the accompanying musicians stopped playing.
Fred Foster later recalled, "He did it, and everybody looked around in amazement. Nobody had heard anything like it before. The composition of Orbison's following hits reflected "Running Scared": a story about an emotionally vulnerable man facing loss or grief, with a crescendo culminating in a surprise climax that employed Orbison's dynamic voice. Orbison's producer later formed the Candymen quintet, which was Orbison's backing band from to and released a few singles Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely two albums of its own.
Also inhe charted with "The Crowd", "Leah", and "Workin' for the Man", which he wrote about working one summer in the oil fields near Wink. Orbison eventually developed an image that did not reflect his personality. He had no publicist in the early s, therefore he had little presence in fan magazines, and his single sleeves did not feature his picture.
Life called him an "anonymous celebrity". His biographers suggest that although he had a good sense of humor and was never morose, Orbison was very shy and suffered from severe stage fright ; wearing sunglasses helped him hide somewhat. The sunglasses led some people to assume Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely was blind. When he arrived in Britain, however, he realized he was no longer the main draw. He had never heard of the Beatles, and annoyed, asked rhetorically, "What's a Beatle, anyway?
The Beatles stood dumbfounded backstage as Orbison sang through 14 encores. He was just standing there, not moving or anything. Touring in took a toll on Orbison's personal life. His wife Claudette had an affair with the contractor who built their home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Friends and relatives attributed the breakdown of the marriage to her youth and Everything Is Immoral - The Brokedowns - Life Is A Breeze inability to withstand being alone and bored.
When Orbison toured Britain again in the fall ofshe joined him. Almost immediately, he toured Australia and New Zealand with the Beach Boys and returned again to Britain and Ireland, where he was so Kaleidoscope - Kaleidoscope by teenaged girls that the Irish police had to halt his performances to pull the girls off him.
Mick Jagger later remarked, referring to a snapshot he took of Orbison in New Zealand, "a fine figure of a man in the hot springs, he was. Orbison also began collaborating with Bill Deeswhom he had known in Texas.
With Dees, he wrote " It's Over ", a number-one hit in the UK and a song that would be one of his signature pieces The Infection Theme - Natron - Rot Among Us the rest of his career.
When Claudette walked in the room where Dees and Orbison were writing to say she was heading for Nashville, Orbison asked if she had any money. Dees said, "A pretty woman never needs any money". A riff-laden masterpiece that employed a playful growl he got from a Bob Hope movie, the epithet mercy Orbison uttered when he was unable to hit a note, it rose to number one in the fall of in the United States and stayed on the charts for 14 weeks.
It rose to number one in the UK, as well, spending 18 weeks total on the charts. The single sold over seven million copies. The latter song also went to number one in America, making Orbison impervious to the current chart dominance of British artists on both sides of the Atlantic. Claudette and he divorced in November over her infidelities, but reconciled 10 months later.
His contract with Monument was expiring in June Orbison was a film enthusiast and, when not touring, writing or recording, dedicated time to seeing up to three films a day. Rose also became Orbison's producer. While on tour Widmung - R. Schumann* / F. Chopin* - Evgeni Kissin* - Concerts In Moscow And Leningrad in the UK in Orbison broke his foot falling off a motorcycle in front of thousands of screaming fans at a race track; he performed his show that evening in a cast.
Claudette traveled to England to accompany Roy for the remainder of the tour. It was now made public that the couple had happily remarried and were back together they had remarried in December Orbison was fascinated with machines. He was known to follow a car that he liked and make the driver an offer Roy Orbison - Only The Lonely the spot.
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