Twenty-two years ago, December 6, 1988, rock and roll legend Roy Orbison passed away from a heart attack. Orbison was then at the height of his career with two albums in Billboard’s Top 5, Mystery Girl and The Travelling Wilburys and was in the midst of a world-wide tour. He left behind one of history’s greatest musical legacies.
Since his untimely passing, not a day goes by without a glimpse of Roy Orbison’s lasting influence, from his iconic sunglasses to his romantic, unforgettable voice singing some of rock and roll’s most famous songs. The lyrics he wrote echo what millions have felt. What would the world be like without “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Only the Lonely,” “Crying,” “In Dreams,” “Blue Bayou,” and “You Got It”?
Please join us at RoyOrbison.com or at Facebook.com/RoyOrbison to celebrate the life of this great singer, songwriter, musician, husband, father, and friend. Please leave your favorite Roy Orbison memory, story, or photo in our forum. The 10 best fan submissions will be chosen and displayed on the front page of RoyOrbison.com. Winning fans will also receive exclusive items from the Roy Orbison Store.
Sony Legacy and Roy Orbison Enterprises are also gearing up a special campaign to celebrate Roy Orbison’s 75th Birthday early next spring. Please keep an eye out for news and updates.
We miss you Roy!