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Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison

Only the Lonely is a 1960 American song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. Sung by Orbison, it became his first major hit. As an operatic rock ballad, it was a sound unheard of at the time and is seen as a seminal event in the evolution of Rock and Roll. Released as a 45rpm single by Monument Records in 1960, "Only The Lonely" went to No. 2 on the United States Billboard pop music charts and to No. 1 in the United Kingdom. Image File history File links Orbisonsbook. ... Image File history File links Orbisonsbook. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Roy Orbison at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1987. ... Joe Melson (born May, 1935), is an American singer and a BMI award winning songwriter. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... 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. ... 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. ... An example of a Billboard Magazine. ... For the 1979 song by M, see Pop Muzik. ... This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 1960s. ...


The song also appears on Orbison's 1962 album, Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits, and 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. ... Roy Orbisons Greatest Hits is a Roy Orbison 331/3 record album from Monument Records recorded at their studio in Hendersonville, Tennessee and released in 1962. ... 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... HBO logo HBO (Home Box Office) is a premium cable television network. ...


In 1969, singer Sonny James recorded the song and had a Number One hit on the Billboard country music charts. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. ...


In 1999, "Only The Lonely" was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award. In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine named it as one of the "500 Greatest Songs of All Time." The Grammy Hall of Fame Award is a special Grammy award established in 1973 to honor recordings that are at least twenty-five years old and that have qualitative or historical significance. Alphabetical listing by title: List of Grammy Hall of Fame Award recipients A-D List of Grammy Hall... This article is about the music magazine. ... In 2004, Rolling Stone listed the 500 Greatest Songs of All-Time as polled by musicians, critics, and industry figures. ...


Orbison's version of his song has been used in motion pictures including: For other uses see film (disambiguation) Film refers to the celluliod media on which movies are printed Film — also called movies, the cinema, the silver screen, moving pictures, photoplays, picture shows, flicks, or motion pictures, — is a field that encompasses motion pictures as an art form or as part of...

  • The Love Letter (1999)
  • Only the Lonely (movie) (1991)


"Only the Lonely" is the title of a book about Roy Orbison's Life and Legacy written by Alan Clayson and published in 1989 by St. Martin's Press, New York City. Headquartered in the legendary Flatiron Building in New York City, St. ... Nickname: The Big Apple Motto: Official website: City of New York Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area Total 468. ...


"Only The Lonely - The Roy Orbison Story" - is a stage musical that toured Europe. Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ...


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