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Roy Orbison: The Complete Sun Sessions (Varese Sarabande)

Review by Gary Pig Gold, inmusicwetrust.com, January 2004

FOR THOSE WHO may be only marginally aware of The Big O's 1950's recordings (ie: via Creedence's credible cover of 'Ooby Dooby' 'way back when), ...

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Roy Orbison (1987)

Interview by Mat Snow, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1987

Roy Orbson on the Travelling Wilburys, the ups-and-downs of his career, the old Sun Records gang, and a whole lot more...

File format: mp3 File sizes: 17.8 and 17.9mb Interview lengths: 31:08 and 31:26 Sound quality: ***

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Roy Orbison: An Unexpected U.S. Hit For Roy

Profile by Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, September 1963

But although he's clicking with a rocker, he's recording with 'Those Great British Strings' ...

Roy Orbison Off The Cuff

Interview by David Griffiths, Record Mirror, May 1964

SLOW TALKING, deep thinking Roy Orbison – our first American to be featured in Off The Cuff – made an ideal interviewee. Following is a ...

Derek Taylor's Life With The Beatles

Memoir by Derek Taylor, KRLA Beat, June 1965

Recalls First Meeting When He Marveled At Their Magnetism ...

Roy Orbison, Small Faces: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Richard Green, Record Mirror, March 1967

ORBISON THE STAR ...

The Small Faces, Roy Orbison, Paul & Barry Ryan, Jeff Beck: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Chris Welch, Melody Maker, March 1967

A RIGHT phantasmagorical experience was created by the combined powers of the Small Faces and Roy Orbison at the opening of their tour at Finsbury ...

New Albums From The Doors, Roy Orbison, Sonny & Cher et al

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, April 1967

Orbison Gibson album — a fine LP but could be depressing... ...

Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston, John Lee Hooker, Byrds, Prince Buster et al Album Reviews

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, May 1967

Some sophisticated new Motown albums ...

Roy Orbison's Own Rock History #1

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, December 1967

As told to Jim Delehant ...

Roy Orbison's Own Rock History #2

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, January 1968

THE MUSIC business is a little better now because there are more attractive deals for the artists. Some record companies offer 10% deals, where the ...

Roy Orbison's Own Rock History #3

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, February 1968

PRACTICALLY everything that's happening in music now, came from Memphis. I'd say it would have to be just chance because that's where the studios were, ...

Roy Orbison: 1960's Man Of Integrity

Profile by Michael Gray, Melody Maker, March 1974

ROY ORBISON seems fated to be Mr. 1960. That's when he began a cascade of hit singles. That's when he became a star in Britain. ...

Roy Orbison

Interview by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, December 1980

"I MADE my first money at a medicine show. I didn't know there were such things except in movies or in films until I was ...

Roy Orbison: The One With The Glasses

Profile and Interview by Martin Hawkins, Country Music Extra, Spring 1982

ROY ORBISON has a classic Country-music pedigree. He was born in Texas, lives near Nashville and formed his first Country band while still in his ...

Roy Orbison: The Big O 1936-1988

Obituary by Mark Cooper, Observer, The, December 1988

Chubby and shaded, Roy Orbison made a generation weep in pleasurable misery, says MARK COOPER ...

Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl

Review by Richard Cook, Sounds, January 1989

"I THINK IT sounds like me," said Roy Orbison, and it does. The trembling but never quite breaking falsetto of ‘In The Real World’ is ...

It's Over: Roy Orbison

Obituary by Robert Sandall, Q, February 1989

Roy Orbison died on the crest of sudden universal acclaim for his soaring and deliciously mournful ballads, ending a 30-year recording career in which life ...

Roy Orbison: The Big O

Retrospective and Interview by Jon Wilde, Blitz, February 1989

Roy Orbison's death in December 1988 brought an abrupt end to the career of one rock's most enduring and extraordinary performers. Just over eighteen months ...

The Lonely Blue Dream of Roy Orbison

Retrospective by Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, January 1999

HE STANDS stock-still, or nearly so. His right hand mechanically strums a black Gretsch, and his left leg slightly trembles. He could be a waxwork ...

Roy Orbison

Retrospective by Johnny Black, Music Week, October 2008

JUDGED BY A JURY of his peers, Roy Orbison would almost certainly be found unanimously guilty of being the greatest singer and live performer of ...

King of Hearts: Roy Orbison Revisited after 25 Years

Retrospective and Interview by Jim Sullivan, Rock's Backpages, November 2013

ROY ORBISON played what turned out to be his last concert, December 4, 1988 at the Front Row Theatre in Highland Heights, not far from ...

see also Traveling Wilburys

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