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    • Roy Orbison - NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 20: Guitar played and autographed at 1990 'Tribute to Roy Orbison' shown at the press preview 'A Rock & Roll History: Presley To Punk' at Sotheby's on June 20, 2014 in New York City.
    • Roy Orbison - NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 28: The Orbison Boys accept the 'Iconic RIFF Award' in honor of Roy Orbison at the 2014 Musicians Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on January 28, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Roy Orbison - NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 28: Jody Williams, Wesley Orbison, Roy Orbison Jr., Alex Orbison, Corki Casy Odell, Tommy Shannon, Mike Curb, Velma Smith, Neil Young, Heidi Keith, Will Lee, Barbara Mandrell, Billy Cox, Chris Layton, Reese Wynans, Jimmy Capps, Randy Bachman and Joe Chambers attend the 2014 Musicians Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on January 28, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Roy Orbison - NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 28: Wesley Orbison, Alex Orbison and Roy Orbison Jr. attend the 2014 Musicians Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on January 28, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Roy Orbison - NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 28: Wesley Orbison, Alex Orbison and Roy Orbison Jr. attend the 2014 Musicians Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Nashville Municipal Auditorium on January 28, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.
    • Roy Orbison - LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31:  Roy Orbison Jr. and Barbara Orbison arrive at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Roy Orbison - LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 31:  Roy Orbison Jr. and Barbara Orbison arrive at the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards held at Staples Center on January 31, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
    • Roy Orbison - HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Recording artist Dwight Yoakam attends the installation ceremony for recording artist Roy Orbison at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
    • Roy Orbison - HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Wesley  Orbison (L) and recording artist Dwight Yoakam attend the installation ceremony for recording artist Roy Orbison at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
    • Roy Orbison - HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Barbara Orbison (L) and Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce speak during the installation ceremonies for recording artist Roy Orbison at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
    • Roy Orbison - HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Barbara Orbison (C) and her family speak during the installation ceremonies for recording artist Roy Orbison at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
    • Roy Orbison - HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Barbara Orbison (C) and her family speak during the installation ceremonies for recording artist Roy Orbison at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
    • Roy Orbison - HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Barbara Orbison speaks during the installing ceremonies for recording artist Roy Orbison at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
    • Roy Orbison - HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Barbara Orbison attends the installation ceremony for recording artist Roy Orbison at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
    • Roy Orbison - HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Actor Dan Aykroyd speaks during the installing ceremonies for recording artist Roy Orbison at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
    • Roy Orbison - HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Barbara Orbison attends the installation ceremony for recording artist Roy Orbison at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
    • Roy Orbison - HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Actor Dan Aykroyd, (R) Barbara Orbison and her family speak during the installing ceremonies for recording artist Roy Orbison at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
    • Roy Orbison - HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Barbara Orbison (C) and family speak during the installing ceremonies for recording artist Roy Orbison at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
    • Roy Orbison - HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Recording artist Chris Isaak attends the installation ceremony for recording artist Roy Orbison at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
    • Roy Orbison - HOLLYWOOD - JANUARY 29: Alex Orbison (L) and Barbara Orbison pose for photographers during the installing ceremonies for recording artist Roy Orbison at the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 29, 2010 in Hollywood, California.
    Although he shared the same rockabilly roots as Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, and Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison went on to pioneer an entirely different brand of country/pop-based rock & roll in the early '60s. What he lacked in charisma and photogenic looks, Orbison made up for in spades with his quavering operatic voice and melodramatic narratives of unrequited love and yearning. In the process, he ...more


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