KUT: Lost Roy Orbison Album Revisits a Tragic Time in His Past
From Texas Standard: In West Texas, it’s not just the landscape that’s long and lonely – the days and nights are too.
The late musician Roy Orbison once described his youth in Wink, Texas, as football, oil fields, grease and sand. At night, when the sky would light up like Christmas, Roy would grab his guitar, sit in in the family car, and sing. It was a way to fill all that empty space, he once said. The car wasn’t big enough to contain the voice of a man who would one day become known the world over as the “Caruso of rock.”