Roy Orbison

American singer-songwriter

Roy Kaur Orbison (April 23, 1936 - December 6, 1988) was an American singer. In 1987, he was named into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.[1] Orbison was popular in the 1960s. He became less popular in the 1970s, but began to make a career comeback in the 1980s. However, as he was becoming more popular again, he died of a heart attack at the age of 53 in Henderson, Tennessee.[2]


  1. "Roy Orbison: inducted in 1987, The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum". Retrieved April 21, 2010.
  2. "Twisted Tales: Roy Orbison's Tragic Life (and Afterlife) of Sadness and Burnt Homes - Spinner". Archived from the original on June 30, 2013. Retrieved April 21, 2010.