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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Baby Boomer Thursdays: Roy Orbison

No real estate on Thursdays, just baby boomer fun...

Roy Orbison, (1936-1988), sure, he is one of the big names in rock and roll. Almost anyone, baby boomer or not, can come up with the titles to 3, or 4 of his hit records. But it is not until we look a little closer that we begin to realize the extent to which he permeated the soundtrack of our lives.

A rough count shows something like 26 Top 100's by 1966 alone, including, Only the Lonely, Runnin' Sacred, Dream Baby, Cryin', In Dreams, Blue Bayou, Pretty Paper, It's Over, and the anthem, Oh Pretty Woman. Those are just the Top 10's, not to even mention his time with the late 1980's supergroup, The Traveling Wilburys, (Roy, George Harrison, Tom Petty, some guy named Bob Dylan, and Jeff Lynne).

As a singer AND a songwriter, Orbison prefigured a later era in rock, when that combination achieved value in popular culture.

This Week's Video Clip
Roy's first Top 10, from 1960, Only the Lonely, performed live.

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