Monday, May 12, 2008

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* MEMORABILIA
Two copies of my "fan-books" "Roy Orbison - Remembrance, Part One & Two" in Serbian language, with some drawings, exposed into The Roy Orbison Museum, Wink, TX. With my hard work with translation, typewriting, copying, literary treatement, artistic edition, book-binder's work... it is just a part of my love and gratefulness to this man and his touching music.
Slobodan
































The Roy Orbison Museum, Wink,TX,USA
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 DEDICATED TO ROY ORBISON *Apr.23,1936 Vernon, TX,USA - Dec.06,1988 Hendersonville,TN,USA    

Hello,
I am his devoted fan.
Roy Orbison is definitely one of the biggest stars of the Rock & Roll era. But, sadly, about half the songs recorded by one of the greatest recording artists of the 20th century have never been released. Will they ever be heard?
Enjoy his songs and other music -mostly country and especially ballads - from my site, be happy and well, always.
Remember ROY ORBISON, his work and beautiful music!
FOR ROY!
/Slobodan

 
 Roy Orbison: "I'm sure we had to study composition or something like that at school, and they'd say 'This is the way you do it,' and that's the way I would have done it, so being blessed again with not knowing what was wrong or what was right, I went on my own way....So the structure sometimes has the chorus at the end of the song, and sometimes there is no chorus, it just goes...But that's always after the fact--as I'm writing, it all sounds natural and in sequence to me."


BIRTH NAME: Roy Kelton Orbison
Former occupations: gas company employee.
EDUCATION: Grade School--Schools in Vernon, Fort Worth, and Wink, TX .
High School--Wink High School (from 1950-1954) .
College--North Texas State University (1954) College--Odessa Junior College (Texas) (from 1955-1956).


CAREER MILESTONES: 1946--received first payment for singing when he tied for first place in a talent contest with a traveling talent show .
1948--sang on West Texas radio stations .
1948--performed on a weekly radio show on KERB in Kermit .
1949--organized his first band, "The Wink Westerners" .
1956--first recorded single "Ooby Dooby" ("Tryin' To Get To You" B-side) on Je-Wel records .
1956--auditioned with band The Teen Kings for Sam Phillips of Sun Records .
1956--signed contract with Sun Records .
1956--performed at Memphis' Overton Park Shell on June 1 along with Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Warren Smith and Eddie Bond; Elvis Presley was in the audience .
1956--"Ooby Dooby" (re-recorded at Sun) made the national pop charts at #59 .
1957--Everly Brothers recorded Orbison's "Claudette" (released in 1958) .
1957--signed staff writer contract with Acuff-Rose in Nashville .
1958--signed recording contract with RCA Records in Nashville .
1959--moved to Nashville .
1959--signed recording contract with Monument Records in Nashville .
1960--first major cut "Only the Lonely"; was a #1 hit in Britain and a #2 hit in America; sold 2 million copies .
1960--first appearance on Dick Clark's "American Bandstand" .
1961--first #1 hit "Running Scared" .
1962--first album to make the charts, "Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits" .
1964--"Oh, Pretty Woman" went to #1 .
1965--signed recording contract with MGM Records .
1967--feature film debut in "The Fastest Guitar Alive" released by MGM (New York premiere January 15, 1967) .
1974--signed with Mercury Records .
1977--Linda Ronstadt recorded Roy Orbison/Joe Melson's "Blue Bayou" which went to #3 for two weeks and remained on the chart for 24 weeks .
1980--Don McLean recorded "Crying" which went to #5 and stayed on the charts for 15 weeks .
1982--Van Halen's "Oh, Pretty Woman" went to #12 and became the group's first top 10 hit .
1986--moved to the West Coast .
1987--signed first recording contract in 8 years with Virgin Records .
05/22/1987--appeared on "Saturday Night Live" on May 22 .
1987--taped an all-star tribute for Cinemax which was released on video in May 1988 by Virgin Records as "Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night"; sold 50,000 copies .
1988--"The Traveling Wilburys Volume One" released (with Bob Dylan, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, George Harrison and Roy Orbison) .
1988--last concert in Akron Ohio on December 4, two days before his death .
1989--album "Mystery Girl" released posthumously.


AWARDS:
1980--Grammy-Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group (with Emmylou Harris) -That Lovin' You Feeling Again- (in feature film "Roadie" soundtrack).
1987--Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame induction .
1988--Grammy\Best Country Vocal Collaboration (with k.d. lang)\Crying .
1989--Grammy\Best Rock Performance By a Duo or Group w/Vocal\Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 .
1989--National Academy of Popular Music\Songwriters' Hall of Fame induction .
1990--Grammy\Best Performance, Male\Oh, Pretty Woman.


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I close my eyes
Then I drift away
Into the magic night
I softly say
A silent prayer
Like dreamers do
Then I fall asleep
To dream
My dreams of you
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*from "In Dreams", R.Orbison,1963
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5 comments:

  1. WOW!!!
    Great!!
    Profile graphics
    Smiles!!!

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  2. Wonderful photos,thankyou very much for your really interesting posts about Roy.Best Wishes.

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  3. I am very proud! Thank you and regards!

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