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In 2014 Roy Orbison received the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum’s inaugural Iconic Riff Award for “OH, PRETTY WOMAN.”
Among the other honorees that night was Roy’s old friend, former label president, and cowriter, Mike Curb, who received the Industry Icon honor that evening. In this photo from the ceremonies, Roy’s Boys- Wesley (far left), Roy Jr. (center), and Alex Orbison (behind Roy Jr.)- can be seen with Curb (second row, far right).
Nashville native Millie Kirkham, known for her sky-high soprano, has passed away.
Never limited by genre, Kirkham lent her voice to the records of some of the greatest artists of all time including Elvis Presley, George Jones, Patsy Cline, Bob Dylan, Reba McEntire, Loretta Lynn, and Roy Orbison.
A studio staple for decades, Kirkham can be heard singing background vocals here on Roy Orbison’s “IT’S OVER” –
Acclaimed songwriter, record producer, music publisher and label executive Bob Montgomery has died.
A fellow Texan, Montgomery was a close friend of Buddy Holly and the two performed together as “Buddy and Bob.” Holly and Texas aren’t the only Orbison connections, though. Montgomery wrote not one, but two of the songs on Roy Orbison’s debut album at MGM- There is Only One Roy Orbison. Those songs are “Two of a Kind” (co-written with Earl Sinks) and “Big As I Can Dream.”
Rest in peace Bob Montgomery