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Titel Orbison, Roy - Monument Singles.. Artiest Orbison, Roy Aantal units 2 Ranking top 100 N/B Artikelnummer K71252 Ean 8713748982294 Genre Pop, Rock Kwaliteit vinyl M Kwaliteit hoes M Kwaliteit label M Score 10 Kwaliteit Nieuw
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Orbison, Roy - Monument Singles..
Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 - December 6, 1988), nicknamed 'The Big O', was an influential American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll, whose recording career spanned more than four decades. By the mid-1960s Orbison was internationally recognized for his ballads of lost love, rhythmically advanced melodies, three-octave vocal range, characteristic dark sunglasses, and sometimes distinctive usage of falsetto, typified in songs such as 'Only the Lonely, 'Oh, Pretty Woman', and 'Crying'. His career stagnated through the 1970s, but several covers of his songs and the use of 'In Dreams' in David Lynch's Blue Velvet revived his career in the 1980s. In 1988, he joined the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne and also released a new solo album. He died of a heart attack in December that year, at the zenith of his resurgence. His life was marred by tragedy, including the death of his first wife and his two eldest sons in separate accidents. In 1989, he was inducted posthumously into the National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame. Rolling Stone placed Orbison at number 37 on their list of The Greatest Artists of All Time, and number 13 on their list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.
a1 Only The Lonely
b1 Pretty Women (Live 1965)