Knowledge Identifier: +Roy_Orbison
Born in 1936.
Countries: United States (64%), United Kingdom (17%), (4%)
Linked to: The Rolling Stones, Odessa College, Billboard, Eagles
James Burton - Since the 1950s, Burton has recorded and performed with an array of notable singers, including Bob Luman, Dale Hawkins, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, John Denver, Gram Parsons, Emmylou Harris, Judy Collins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Claude King, Elvis Costello, Joe Osborn, Roy Orbison, Joni_Mitchell, Vince Gill, Suzi Quatro and Allen "Puddler" Harris
Dick Penner - Members of the Wink Westerners Roy Orbison, Richard Roy "Head" West , and Billy Pat "Spider" Ellis graduated from Wink High School in June 1954
Buddy Knox - After they performed on the same 1956 radio show as fellow Texan Roy Orbison and his "Teen Kings" band, Orbison suggested Knox go see record producer Norman Petty at his studio in Clovis, New Mexico, the same studio where Buddy Holly recorded several of his early hits, including "That'll Be the Day"
Orbison sold "Claudette", a song he wrote about Frady, whom he married in 1957, to The Everly Brothers and it appeared on the B-side of their smash hit "All I Have To Do Is Dream"
Warren Smith (singer) - In 1957, Smith recorded "So Long, I'm Gone", a song written by Roy Orbison, and it did become Smith's biggest hit at Sun, peaking at No. 74 nationally
However, frustrated at Sun, Orbison gradually stopped recording, toured music circuits around Texas to make a living, and for seven months in 1958 quit performing completely
Ken Mansfield - Since the 1960s, Mansfield has been associated with an array of notable performers including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Waylon Jennings, James Taylor, Roy Orbison, Don_Ho, the Imperials, Tompall Glaser, Harry Nilsson, Glen Campbell, Buck Owens, Lou Rawls, Andy Williams, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Eric Burdon, Badfinger, Ray Stevens, Jackie Lomax, The Four Freshmen, Judy Garland, Dolly Parton, David Cassidy, Nick Gilder, Claudine Longet and Jessi Colter
Bobby Goldsboro - He played guitar for Roy Orbison from 1962 to 1964 while releasing a few unsuccessful singles
Their friends and relatives attributed it to her youth and that she was unable to withstand being alone and bored; when Orbison toured England again in the fall of 1963, she joined him
Mike Leander - Leander started his career as an arranger with Decca Records in 1963 and Bell Records in 1972 and worked with such musicians as Marianne Faithfull, Billy Fury, Marc Bolan, Joe Cocker, The Small Faces, Van Morrison, Alan Price, Peter Frampton, Keith Richards, Shirley Bassey, Lulu, Jimmy Page, Roy Orbison, Brian Jones and Gene Pitney
Danny Thompson - Victoria has been Thompson's sole instrument for the majority of his career, aside from three tours playing bass guitar for Roy Orbison in 1963
He was astonished to find he was as popular there as he had been in 1964; he was forced to stay in his hotel room because he was mobbed on the streets of Sofia
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Other cuts on the "Cosmo's Factory" album included an eleven-minute jam of the 1967 and 1968 R&B hit "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and a nearly note-for-note homage to Roy Orbison's "Ooby Dooby
On March 25, 1969, Orbison married German teenager Barbara Jakobs, whom he had met several days before his sons' deaths
Dan Folger - There, under Don Gant, Folger wrote songs for Acuff-Rose Music including the song "Amy", which appeared on the 1969 album, " Roy Orbison's Many Moods"
Stephanie Winslow - In 1980 her cover version of Roy Orbison's "Crying," became Winslow's second major hit single, peaking at No. 14
In 1987, Orbison had begun collaborating with Electric Light Orchestra frontman Jeff Lynne on a new album
Bob Dylan - Dylan co-founded the band with George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty, and in the fall of 1988 their multi-platinum "Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1" reached number three on the US album chart, featuring songs that were described as Dylan's most accessible compositions in years
Jeff Lynne - In 1988 Lynne worked on Roy Orbison's album "Mystery Girl" co-writing and producing Orbison's last major hit, "You Got It", plus two other tracks on that album
In January 1989, Orbison became the first musician since Elvis Presley to have two albums in the Top Five at the same time
Ellis Amburn - In 1990, he produced his first biography on fellow Texan Roy Orbison that led to further such books
The Byrds - In the wake of this ruling, McGuinn, Crosby and Hillman dropped their lawsuit, but to demonstrate that they had not wholly surrendered The Byrds name to Clarke, the three musicians appeared under the banner of "The Original Byrds" at a Roy Orbison tribute concert on February 24, 1990, where they were joined on-stage by Bob Dylan for a rendition of "Mr. Tambourine Man"
Cindi Lauper - The song was originally penned for and sung by Roy Orbison, although his version was not released until 1992, three years after Lauper's version and four years after his death.
U2 frontman Bono holds Orbison as a standard in musical creativity, commenting in 1999, "The thing people don't talk about enough as far as I'm concerned is how innovative this music was, how radical in terms of its songwriting
Eddie Low - "In 2003 Low toured NZ as the star of the Roy Orbison tribute show
Kaela Kimura - That year, she covered Roy Orbison's "Oh, Pretty Woman", which was used as the theme song of 2006 Japanese television dramas "Attention Please" starring Aya Ueto
Captain Kirk Douglas - In honor of what would have been Roy Orbison's 75th birthday, Kirk played Orbison's signature Gibson ES-335 on Late Night, April 25, 2011