Roy Orbison

American singer-songwriter

Roy Kelton 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]

Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison (1965).jpg
Orbison in 1965
Background information
Birth nameRoy Kelton Orbison
Born(1936-04-23)April 23, 1936
Vernon, Texas, U.S.
DiedDecember 6, 1988(1988-12-06) (aged 52)
Hendersonville, Tennessee, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • musician
Instruments
Years active1953–1988
Labels
Associated acts
Websiteroyorbison.com

ReferencesEdit

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