Saturday, July 18, 2009


The music continues on Don't Stand There Gawping! as Just Listen: Roy Orbison Week concludes with a look at Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night, the highly acclaimed HBO television special from 1988. The special was shot a year before his death and included many famous performers. Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne and J.D. Souther joined Orbison on stage with singers k.d. lang, Jennifer Warnes and Bonnie Raitt providing background vocals. Many celebrities were in the audience as well, with Billy Idol, Sandra Bernhard and Kris Kristofferson in attendance.

The performance of "Oh, Pretty Woman" from this special was nominated for a Grammy for Best Live Performance.

To learn more about Roy Orbison, visit his website and pick up a copy of Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night here.

Meanwhile, enjoy Roy Orbison and friends singing the classic song, "Dream Baby".

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