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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series: Roy Orbison
"Roy Orbison possessed one of the purest and most natural voices in rock and roll music. This quiz will test your knowledge on Orbison's music and career."
15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit
Roy Orbison was born in the small town of Vernon on April 23, 1936. Which state is the birthplace of Roy Orbison?
In 1956, Roy Orbison released his first hit on the Sun Record Label. Can you name the song that introduced the nation to Roy's unique sound?
On March 7, 1962, The Beatles made their radio debut on the BBC performing three songs. One of the songs performed was a Roy Orbison song. Can you name this song?
Mean Woman Blues
You Got It
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?
Van Halen, the hard rock band, once recorded a cover version of a Roy Orbison song that shot to number one on the Billboard mainstream rock chart. Do you remember the song?
Dancing in the Street
Oh, Pretty Woman
You Really Got Me
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?
Mary Chapin Carpenter
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?
Only the Lonely
Roy Orbison was a featured performer in an all-star group named The Traveling Wilbury's. Some of the most prominent artists of the genre teamed up to record two great albums. Of the following, which artist was not part of this project?
The Traveling Wilbury's had three number one singles with "Handle With Care", "End of the Line" and "She's My Baby" on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
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?
Big O Country
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