Jack White to reissue Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison singles
... Jack White's Third Man Records have announced plans to reissue singles by Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison
and DA Hunt as part of a partnership it has with Sun Records. As Uncut previously reported, Third Man have already reissued three Sun 7"s - Johnny Cash's "Get Rhythm", Rufus Thomas' "Bear Cat" and The Prisonaires' "Just Walking In The Rain" on May 21. This new batch consists of Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire", DA Hunt's "Lonesome Old Jail" and Orbison's "Rockhouse". Third Man will announce "Sun Ray" limited editions of each single, on marbled black and yellow vinyl, shortly. Visit our dedicated features section, with plenty of our best long pieces archived there. You can find it here. Uncut is now available as a digital edition! Download here on your iPad/iPhone and here on your Kindle Fire or Nook. Jack White to reissue Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison
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Third Man Records Continues Sun Records Reissues Series with 7-Inches by Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, D.A. Hunt
... have only existed in 78 rpm form, but a 45 rpm single emerged in 2010 and was sold on eBay for $10,323. This Third Man reissue marks the first time that Hunt's music has been widely available on 7-inch. The records can be purchased from Third Man's store, either individually or as part of a bundle. As with the first batch of singles, they will be made available on nifty-looking "Sun Ray" yellow and black vinyl, although it's currently unknown how and when these versions will be released. Third Man Records Continues Sun Records Reissues Series with 7-Inches by Roy Orbison
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Roy Orbison and Jerry Lee Lewis Reissues Coming Via Third Man Records
... "You Win Again," recorded in October 1957. The Third Man press release teases, "If you don't already know this, it's OK . . . you can buy this single now and no one will be the wiser." All three 45s are available separately or as a bundle. Third Man will announce "Sun Ray" limited editions of each single, pressed on marbled black and yellow vinyl, later. RelatedRoy Orbison Longs for Home in 'Blue Bayou' Live - PremiereJack White Launches 'Great Third Man Turkey Drive' in NashvilleThird Man Records to Release Shovels and Rope Covers 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, two 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, 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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