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Orbison, Roy Kelton

Born: 1936 AD
Died: 1988 AD, at 52 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Singer, Songwriter


1936 - Born on the 23rd of April in Vernon, Texas.

1949 - He Organized his first band, "The Wink Westerners". The band appeared weekly on KERB radio in Kermit, Texas.

1954 - He graduated from Wink High School.

1955 - He attended North Texas State College in Denton, Texas for a year.

1956 - He achieved his first commercial success with "Ooby Dooby", written by Orbison's friends from college.

1963 - He headlined a European tour with The Beatles.

1964 - He maintained his success as the British Invasion swept America.

1985 - He recorded Wild Hearts for the Nic Roeg film Insignificance, released on the ZTT Records label.

1987 - He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

1988 - He suffered a fatal heart attack while visiting his mother in the Nashville, Tennessee.

       - He died on the 6th of December in Hendersonville, Tennessee, USA.


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