Roy Orbison family requests fans footage
... The family of Roy Orbison
has a new enterprise that is aiming to bring rare recordings of live shows to the singer's fans. Mercy Records will sell the recordings through royorbisonlive.com with their first release being Live at Reseda Country Club 1981. The Reseda concert was found in the Orbison archives, a gift from the man who recorded it, Mickey McNeil, to Roy's brother Sam. McNeil had originally recorded it for his own enjoyment but felt that the Orbison family might like to have the tape. In an interview with the Cape Bretton Post, McNeil said 'I figured who better to give it to than Roy's brother. In the emails and conversations since, the family said there are about 250 diehard Rob Orbison fans looking for old original concerts that Roy did.' That campaign is now official as the following has been posted on the Roy Orbison
site: The label is planning on compensating anyone who submits a tape that is eventually used for a release. People interested can check out details at Roy's page. In the meantime, we have at least one live show from late in Orbison's career from the McNeil tape. The track list: ◾Intro ◾Only The Lonely ◾Leah ◾Dream Baby ◾In Dreams ◾Mean Woman Blues ◾Blue Angel ◾Lana ◾Blue Bayou ◾Candy Man ◾Crying ◾Ooby Dooby ◾Hound Dog Man ◾Working For The Man ◾That Lovin' You Feeling Again ◾Go! Go! Go! (Down The Line) ◾Too Soon To Know ◾Penny Arcade ◾It's Over ◾Oh, Pretty Woman ◾Running Scared More from VVN Music Have Your Say Click here to win an iPhone5! Roy Orbison
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The National Channel Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan on New Album 'Trouble Will Find Me'
... brother, Tom. The movie centers on Tom's experience as a roadie - and the elder Berninger says shooting the movie helped take the pressure off making the record. "My brother and I were fighting, so I didn't have any energy left," says the singer. "The record became a respite from the stress of making a movie." This is from the April 25th, 2013 issue of Rolling Stone. RelatedThe National Documentary to Open Tribeca Film FestivalThe National Support Obama Despite 'Hate Mail'30 Best Albums of 2010: The National, 'High Violet' The National Channel Roy Orbison
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... shooting the movie helped take the pressure off making the record. "My brother and I were fighting, so I didn't have any energy left," says the singer. "The record became a respite from the stress of making a movie." This is from the April 25th, 2013 issue of Rolling Stone. RelatedThe National Documentary to Open Tribeca Film FestivalThe National Support Obama Despite 'Hate Mail'30 Best Albums of 2010: The National, 'High Violet'This article originally appeared on Rolling Stone: The National Channel Roy Orbison
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Roy Orbison (Apr. 23, 1936-Dec. 6, 1988)
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Many people assumed Roy was going blind, but he was anything but. His trademark dark glasses he began wearing in 1963, just before a British tour with The Beatles.
Roy died of heart failure at his mother's house in Hendersonville, TN on December 6th, 1988. He was visiting family for the holidays while on break from the road.
He was a huge influence on many artists, including John Lennon, Mick Jagger, and Tom Petty.
His wife was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1966. Two years later, 2 of his sons died in a fire.
Elvis Presley and The Beatles both opened shows for Orbison early in their careers.
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
Along with Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and George Harrison, Orbison was a member of The Traveling Wilburys.
Roy's first American hit single was recorded in 1956 for Sam Philips' Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. Entitled "Ooby Dooby," it eventually made it into the Top 60 in 1956.
Orbison's hair was never naturally black. He merely dyed it that color to fit into his "Man In Black" image. Roy's hair was actually dark brown.
The "Roy Orbison Club," managed from her home in Harold Hill near Romford, Essex, UK, by Maggie Finch, ran from 1963 to 1978, the year of Maggie's husbands' death. (thanks, Russtti - London, England, England, for above 3)
Roy Orbison was a keen painter and made model aircraft to competition level. One of the last things he did on the day he died was fly his model airplanes. (thanks, Marc - Liverpool, England)
Music scholars have suggested that Orbison had a three- or four-octave range and his powerful, impassioned voice earned him the sobriquet "the Caruso of Rock." In fact it is claimed that The Big O and Enrico Caruso were the only 20th century tenors capable of hitting E over high C.
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