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|Finish this line from 'In Dreams' : 'A candy-colored ______ they call the sandman, tiptoes to my room every night'?||Roy Orbison's Hits
ruby. 'She gotta ruby lips, she's got shapely hips' - from 1963.
|Finish this line from 'Pretty Woman': 'Pretty woman give your ____ to me.'?||Roy Orbison's Hits
|Finish this line from 'Only the Lonely' : 'Maybe tomorrow a new ______'?||Roy Orbison's Hits
pearls. 'Gotta get a lot of oysters, find some pearls today' - from 1962.
|Finish this line from 'It's Over' : '______ days before they end, whisper secrets to the wind'?||Roy Orbison's Hits
1987. Roy was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Jan. 21, 1987. He was introduced by Bruce Springsteen.
|Although Roy's career seemed to flag during the 1970's, he came back strong to win a Grammy Award in 1980 with Emmy Lou Harris for which song? ||Life of Roy Orbison
That Lovin' You Feelin' Again. The song was featured in the movie "Roadie" (1980). Roy remade "Crying" in 1987 with K D. Lang.
His wife was killed in a motorcycle accident.. According to Roy Orbison's official website (www.RoyOrbison.com), which is maintained by his widow, Barbara Orbison, "his private life was marred when-in the midst of reconciliation with his ex-wife Claudette, she was killed in a motorcyle accident. Two years later in 1968 two of Roy's sons were killed in a housefire."
Two. Roy and Claudette were married in 1957. He was married to Barbara, his second wife, from 1969 until his death in 1988.
Roy . Roy received top billing when he toured the UK with the Beatles in 1963. He enjoyed great success in the UK and always said he felt at home there. He remained hugely popular in the UK until well into the 1970's. When the Beatles debuted on BBC Radio on Mar. 7, 1962, one of the three songs they sung was Roy's "Dream Baby".
|In 1960, what song, written by Roy and turned down by Colonel Parker for Elvis Presley and by the Everly Brothers, went on to be a huge hit when Roy decided to record it himself? ||Life of Roy Orbison
Only The Lonely. After "Only The Lonely" was turned down by Colonel Parker for Elvis, and by the Everly Brothers, Roy recorded the song himself. "Only The Lonely" became a smash hit. It topped the UK charts and narrowly missed the US top spot.
|Roy was not comfortable with the rockabilly style of music Sun Records wanted him to record and left. What did Roy do after leaving Sun? ||Life of Roy Orbison
Moved to Nashville and became a songwriter. Roy moved to Nashville and became a staff writer for Acuff-Rose Music. He used his profits from "Claudette", the song named for his wife, that he wrote for the Everly Brothers, to buyout his contract with Sun.
Vernon, Texas. Roy Orbison was born on April 23, 1936, in the west Texas oilfield town of Vernon. His father, Orbie Lee, worked on the oil rigs, and his mother, Nadine Orbison, was a nurse. Following his father's job in the oilfields, the Orbison family moved to Wink, another west Texas oil boom town, in 1946. Roy was then in the 4th grade, and he lived in Wink until he left to attend North Texas State University in Denton.
|Roy Orbison, sadly, passed away from a heart attack in 1988 during the final production of his comeback album. The album featured the posthumous hits "You Got It" and "She's a Mystery to Me". Can you name the album released after the death of Roy Orbison?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series: Roy Orbison
Mystery Girl. It's sad that it took the passing of this great legend for Orbison to have his first top ten album on the Billboard 200 chart. The "Mystery Girl" album reached number five on the chart.
|David Lynch released the movie "Blue Velvet" in the mid-1980's and the soundtrack featured a Roy Orbison song. Due to the release of this soundtrack, Roy enjoyed a resurgence in his popularity. Which song, featured on the soundtrack, introduced Roy to an entire new audience?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series: Roy Orbison
In Dreams. "Blue Velvet", the 1986 release by David Lynch is one strange movie. Most folks either love Lynch or hate him; this movie is testament as to why. The movie stars Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern.
|In 1987, Roy Orbison released a compilation CD titled "In Dreams: The Greatest Hits" trying to target a younger, CD buying audience. On this CD, he dueted with a popular female singer on his old standard "Crying". Which lady was fortunate to sing with Orbison on this song?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series: Roy Orbison
k.d. lang. k.d. lang, the androgynous appearing singer often lists Roy Orbison as one of her biggest influences. This song won k.d. and Roy a Grammy award for Best Country Collaboration with Vocals in 1988.
Oh, Pretty Woman. All of the songs listed were cover songs recorded by Van Halen, but only "Oh, Pretty Woman" was an Orbison composition.
|In 1980, Roy Orbison won a Grammy award for his duet "That Lovin' You Feelin' Again". The award was for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group. Who teamed up with Orbison on this song?||Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series: Roy Orbison
Emmylou Harris. Emmylou Harris, a native of Alabama, won nine Grammy awards between 1976 and 2001. Roy Orbison won a total of four awards in his lifetime.
Dream Baby. "Dream Baby" was a huge influence on John Lennon. Lennon once admitted that when he was writing the hit "Please, Please Me", he tried to mimic what he heard when he listened to "Dream Baby".
Ooby Dooby. "Ooby Dooby" was Orbison's only real hit at Sun Records. After three more Sun releases flop, Orbison leaves the label to move his career to Nashville, TN.
Texas. Vernon, Texas is also home to the Teagarden brothers, Jack and Charlie, most noted for their jazz skills. Jack was a world-class trombone player and his brother Charlie played the trumpet.
|What was the nickname Roy Orbison had while he was a member of super group The Traveling Wiburys during the recording of their first album?||The Music of Roy Orbison
Lefty Wilbury. Roy Orbison was known as Lefty Wilbury. The Traveling Wilburys came about in the 1988 after some of the group's members got together to record a track for the B-side of George Harrison's single "This Is Love"
Nelson Wilbury was George Harrison, Otis Wilbury was Jeff Lynne, and Lucky Wilbury was Bob Dylan. The fifth member of the Wilbury family was Charley T. Wilbury Jr., better known as Tom Petty.
|Who had a hit record with a song that Roy Orbison wrote about his first wife? He named the song after her as well. These lyrics may help:
"I'm gonna be so happy for the rest of my life
When my brand new baby is my brand new wife"||The Music of Roy Orbison
The Everly Brothers. The song was "Claudette" and The Everly Brothers had the hit record with it. It was the B-side of "All I Have To Do Is Dream" and it reached number 30 on the US Billboard pop chart. Both tracks were a double A-side in the UK and reached number one for seven weeks on the UK chart.
Roy's first wife Claudette was killed in a motorcycle accident in June 1966. The couple was riding home from Bristol, Tennessee when she was struck by a truck and killed instantly.
|Roy Orbison recorded this song for an album in 1960, but someone else had a trans-Atlantic number one with it in 1962. Can you get the title from these lyrics?
"Those happy hours that we once knew
Though long ago, still make me blue"||The Music of Roy Orbison
I Can't Stop Loving You. "I Can't Stop Loving You" was written by country singer Don Gibson who had a number 81 hit on the US Billboard pop chart with the song in 1958. Roy Orbison recorded it for his "Lonely and Blue" album in 1960. Ray Charles had a number one hit for five weeks on the US Billboard pop chart and for two weeks on the UK chart with the song in 1962.
The three alternative tracks were also on the Roy Orbison "Lonely and Blue" album.
|Roy Orbison, unlike many singers, used his real name as his stage name. What was his middle name?||The Music of Roy Orbison
Kelton. Roy Kelton Orbison was born on April 23, 1936.
Incorrect choices: Charles Weedon Westover was better known as Del Shannon (biggest US hit "Runaway", US Billboard pop chart number one and UK chart number one). Charles Hardin Holley was called Buddy Holly (biggest US hit "That'll Be The Day", US Billboard pop chart number one and UK chart number one). Charles Eugene Boone went by the name Pat Boone (biggest US hit "Love Letters in the Sand", US Billboard pop chart number one and UK chart number two).
|Okay, it isn't an Orbison quiz without "Oh, Pretty Woman". This song features his trademark growl, and you know what it sounds like even if we can't spell it. Amazingly, even though the sound is so associated with Roy Orbison, he admitted that he had been impressed with it and "borrowed" it from someone else. Who did it the first time Roy heard it?||Roy Orbison Songs
Bob Hope. As a young man growing up in Wink, Texas, Roy spent many Saturday afternoons watching movies at the local theatre, The Rig. If you remember the classic Western comedy "The Paleface", you'll remember Bob Hope making that growl when Jane Russell walked by. The film was released in 1948 and Roy, then twelve years old, thought it was very cool, so he trained himself to perform it. The Orbison growl also shows up in his recording of "Mean Woman Blues".
|Among the tracks included on the 1989 album "Mystery Girl" was a song called "The Only One". It begins, "Everyone you knows been through it. You bite the bullet, then you chew it." It's a classic Roy theme of desperation and lost love. It was also very special to Roy because of one of its writers. Who?||Roy Orbison Songs
His oldest son, Wesley Orbison. "Mystery Girl" was released weeks after Roy Orbison's sudden death in December of 1988. It rapidly became his most successful album, going platinum in late March 1989.
|In the up tempo "Uptown", Roy has a girlfriend he describes as "a doll just made for me". Where does she live?||Roy Orbison Songs
In penthouse number three. "Uptown", co-written with Joe Melson, managed to get to number 72 on the Top 100 chart from Billboard. It was more important, however, because it marked the first time strings had been added to an Orbison session and that was a huge success.
|As the singer walks 'round and 'round the "Penny Arcade", the chorus tells us that each machine seems to say something to him. What is it?||Roy Orbison Songs
Step up and play. This 1969 release did very well on the charts in the UK and Australia, however a US version was almost universally ignored. "Penny Arcade" was composed by Sammy King.