Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed "The Big O", was an influential American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll, whose recording career spanned more than four decades. By the mid-1960s Orbison was internationally recognized for his ballads of lost love, rhythmically advanced melodies, three-octave vocal range, characteristic dark sunglasses, and sometimes distinctive usage of falsetto, typified in songs such as "Only The Lonely, "Oh, Pretty Woman", and "Crying". Read more about Roy Orbison on Last.fm.
Roy Orbison has 39 songs that have been featured in movies like 100 Greatest Number One Singles, Roy Orbison: The Anthology, Blue Velvet and Roy Sings Orbison. What is your favorite song by Roy Orbison?Tweet