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Encyclopedia > In Dreams (song)

In Dreams is a 1963 song composed and sung by American rock and roll performer, Roy Orbison. 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ...


An operatic ballad of lost love, it was released as a 45rpm single on Monument Records. The song's opening line refers to "A candy-colored clown they call the Sandman". The Sandman is a character in Hans Christian Andersen's children stories who brings sleep and dreams by sprinkling magic sand onto the sleeping. The foyer of Charles Garniers Opéra, Paris, opened 1875 Opera is an art form consisting of a dramatic stage performance set to music. ... In music, a single is a short (usually ten minutes or less) record, usually featuring one or two tracks as A-side, often accompanied by several B-sides—usually remixes or other songs. ... Monument Records was a record label founded in 1958 by Fred Foster. ... A character from several childrens stories who brings good sleep and dreams by sprinkling magic sand onto the sleeping. ... Hans Christian Andersen, (April 2, 1805 - August 4, 1875) was a Danish author and poet most famous for his fairy tales. ...


"In Dreams" also appears on Orbison's 1963 album with the same title of "In Dreams" and on his 1989 posthumous album A Black & White Night Live from the 1988 HBO television special. An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... In Dreams is a Roy Orbison 33 1/3 record album from Monument Records recorded at their studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and released in 1963. ... A Black & White Night Live is a Roy Orbison music album made posthumously by Virgin Records from the HBO television broadcast, Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night. The album was released in 1989 and included the song Blue Bayou that because of time constraints had been deleted... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... HBO logo HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network. ...


In Dreams was used in an infamous whorehouse scene in David Lynch's 1986 film Blue Velvet. An effeminate drug dealer, played by Dean Stockwell lip synchs the song at the insistence of a sadistic gangster played by Dennis Hopper. The song also appeared in and provided the title for Neil Jordan's 1999 psychelogical thriller In Dreams. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Blue Velvet is a 1986 film directed and written by David Lynch. ... Dean Stockwell (born March 5, 1936 in North Hollywood, California) is an American actor. ... Lip synchronization is the synchronization of audio signals (sometimes with corresponding video signals) so that there is no noticeable lack of simultaneity between them. ... Dennis Hopper (born May 17, 1936) is an American actor and film-maker. ... Neil Jordan is a movie director, writer and producer. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday of the Common Era, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


In 1988, songwriters Will Jennings and Richard Kerr wrote a response to In Dreams, called In The Real World, which Orbison recorded for his 1989 album Mystery Girl. Will Jennings (born Wilbur Jennings) is a prolific and highly successful American songwriter who has written songs for a number of motion picture soundtracks and numerous popular singers including Roy Orbison, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, and Céline Dion. ... 1989 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Mystery Girl is an 1989 music album by Roy Orbison. ...


In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine named "In Dreams" as one of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time." 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the music magazine. ...


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