Roy Orbison’s MILESTONES
FEBRUARY 7, 2015BY NICK DERISO
One of the more improbable comebacks in rock history was about to reach its summit when Roy Orbison suddenly died in December of 1988. Mystery Girl, released on Feb. 7, 1989, became his final triumph — capping a period filled with them.
On this day in 2003 prolific singer and songwriter Don Gibson passed away. Roy Orbison greatly respected Gibson’s writing and even released an entire album of Don Gibson songs in 1967 while he was signed to MGM Records.
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Roy Orbison‘s Mystery Girl is a mighty rock album filled with memorable songs of haunting beauty and grace, and it showcases a man at the peak of his powers. The tragedy of it, is that this fine artistic achievement would prove to be Roy Orbison’s swansong. Though Orbison enjoyed a successful career spanning back decades, listening to Mystery Girl you almost sense that he saved his best effort for last. These are songs that sound utterly timeless and universally appealing, and they fit Orbison’s voice like a glove.
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