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Quiz about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series  Roy Orbison
Quiz about Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series  Roy Orbison

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series: Roy Orbison Quiz


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.

A multiple-choice quiz by ralzzz. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
ralzzz
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
200,712
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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798
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. Roy Orbison was born in the small town of Vernon on April 23, 1936. Which state is the birthplace of Roy Orbison? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. 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? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. 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? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. 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? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. 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? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. 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? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. 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? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. 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? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. 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.


Question 10 of 10
10. 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? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Roy Orbison was born in the small town of Vernon on April 23, 1936. Which state is the birthplace of Roy Orbison?

Answer: 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.
2. 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?

Answer: 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.
3. 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?

Answer: 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".
4. 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?

Answer: 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.
5. 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?

Answer: Oh, Pretty Woman

All of the songs listed were cover songs recorded by Van Halen, but only "Oh, Pretty Woman" was an Orbison composition.
6. 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?

Answer: 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.
7. 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?

Answer: 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.
8. 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?

Answer: Neil Young

The Traveling Wilbury's consisted of Orbison, Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne (of Electric Light Orchestra fame). The band released two albums "Traveling Wilbury's, Volume 1" and "Traveling Wilbury's, Volume 3". Odd that there was no second volume, but when you group five artists as enigmatic as these, you're bound for a little oddity from time to time.
9. 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.

Answer: False

Actually, the highest chart position the songs reached was number two. Each of these songs reached number two on the chart, never able to crack the number one position.
10. 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?

Answer: 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.
Source: Author ralzzz

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