ROY ORBISON Biography - Musicians


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Name: Roy Kelton Orbison                                                           
Born: 23 April 1936 Vernon, Texas, USA                                             
Died: 6 December 1988 Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA                               
Genre(s): Rock, Pop                                                                 
Occupation(s): Musician, Songwriter                                                 
Instrument(s): Guitar, Vocals, Harmonica                                           
Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 - December 6, 1988), nicknamed "The Big O,"     
was an influential Grammy Award-winning American singer-songwriter, guitarist       
and a pioneer of rock and roll whose recording career spanned more than four       
decades. Orbison is best known for the songs, "Ooby Dooby," "Only the Lonely," "In 
Dreams," "Oh, Pretty Woman," "Crying," "Running Scared," and "You Got It." In       
1987, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 1989, he was     
posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.