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Encyclopedia > The Great Songs of Roy Orbison
The Great Songs Of Roy Orbison
Roy Orbison
Album by Roy Orbison
Released: 1970
Genre: Rock Ballads
Length: ?? min ? sec
Label: MGM (SE 4659)
Producer: ???? ?????
Roy Orbison chronology:
The Big O
(1970)
Hank Williams The Roy Orbison Way
(1970)


The Great Songs Of Roy Orbison is a music album recorded by Roy Orbison for MGM Records that was released in the United States in February of 1970. 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 Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Musical genres are categories which contain music which share a certain style or which have certain elements in common. ... 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. ... A minute is: a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour and to 60 seconds. ... This article is about the unit of time. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio in 1946. ... In the music industry, record producer designates a person responsible for completing a master recording so that it is fit for release. ... The Big O is a music album recorded by Roy Orbison for London Records in the United Kingdom with the music and backing vocals by the Art Movement. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... Hank Williams The Roy Orbison Way is a music album recorded by Roy Orbison for MGM Records that was released in August of 1970. ... 1970 was a common year starting on Thursday. ... 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 Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... MGM Records was a record label started by the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer movie studio in 1946. ... See also: 1969 in music, other events of 1970, 1971 in music, 1970s in music and the list of years in music Events Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ...


Tracks - (songwriter):

SIDE ONE

  1. Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart - (Roy Orbison & Bill Dees)
  2. Cry Softly Lonely One - (Joe Melson & Don Gant)
  3. Penny Arcade - (Sammy King)
  4. Ride Away - (Roy Orbison and Bill Dees)
  5. Southbound Jericho Parkway - (Bobby Bond)


SIDE TWO Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... William Bill Dees (born January 24, 1939) is an American musician most famous for his song writing collaborations with legendary singer Roy Orbison. ... Joe Melson (born May, 1935), is an American singer and a BMI award winning songwriter. ... Donald W. Gant ( October 24, 1942 - March 15, 1987) was an American singer, songwriter and record producer. ...

  1. Crawling Back - (Roy Orbison & Bill Dees)
  2. Heartache - (Roy Orbison and Bill Dees)
  3. Too soon To Know - (Don Gibson)
  4. My Friend - (Roy Orbison and Bill Dees)
  5. Here Comes The Rain, Baby - (Mickey Newbury)

"Orbison's voice was unearthly. He had the ability, like all great rock and rollers, to sound like he'd dropped in from another planet and yet get the stuff that was right to the heart of what you were livin' in today, and that was how he opened up your vision. I carry his records with me when I go on tour today, and I'll always remember what he means to me and what he meant to me when I was young and afraid to love. In 1975, when I went into the studio to record 'Born To Run', I wanted to make a record with words like Bob Dylan, that sounded like Phil Spector's production, but most of all I wanted to sing like Roy Orbison. Now, everybody knows that nobody sings like Roy Orbison." – Bruce Springsteen Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. ... William Bill Dees (born January 24, 1939) is an American musician most famous for his song writing collaborations with legendary singer Roy Orbison. ... Donald Eugene Gibson (April 3, 1928 - November 17, 2003) was a country singer. ... Mickey Newbury ( May 19, 1940 - September 29, 2002) was an American singer and songwriter. ... Bruce Springsteen on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Wikinfo | Roy Orbison (1809 words)
Master record producer and Orbison fan Don Was, commenting on Orbison's writing skills, said: "he defied the rules of modern composition." Songwriter Bernie Taupin (composer of all lyrics for Elton John) and others, referred to Orbison as far ahead of the times, creating lyrics and music in a manner that broke with all traditions.
Roy Orbison's vocal range was impressive (he had a three octave range) and his songs were melodically and rhythmically advanced and lyrically sophisticated.
Roy Orbison is generally believed to be interred, by the directions of his second wife, in the Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Westwood, California.
Roy Orbison - hotshotdigital.com (496 words)
Many felt his new songs were beginning to sound like inferior repetitions of his older recordings, and at the same time, new trends in rock and roll made his style sound somewhat antiquated.
Orbison did not come back to the music business until the mid 80's when one of his songs was featured on a movie soundtrack.
During the decade of his most creative songwriting, Roy Orbison contributed greatly to the development of the rock and roll genre, infusing his music with the sound of country music and his vocals with operatic flair.
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