Roy Orbison

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Roy Orbison
Orbison in 1965
Orbison in 1965
Background information
Birth nameRoy Kelton Orbison
Born(1936-04-23)April 23, 1936
Vernon, Texas, U.S.
DiedDecember 6, 1988(1988-12-06) (aged 52)
Hendersonville, Tennessee, U.S.
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
Years active1953–1988

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 - December 6, 1988) was an American singer. In 1987, he was named into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[1] Orbison was popular in the 1960s. He became less popular in the 1970s, but began to make a career comeback in the 1980s. However, as he was becoming more popular again, he died of a heart attack at the age of 52 in Henderson, Tennessee.[2]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio albums

References[change | change source]

  1. "Roy Orbison: inducted in 1987, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum". Archived from the original on November 1, 2019. Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  2. "Twisted Tales: Roy Orbison's Tragic Life (and Afterlife) of Sadness and Burnt Homes - Spinner". Archived from the original on October 21, 2020. Retrieved April 21, 2010.