June 9, 2015

Claudette Orbison

On June 6, 1966, Roy Orbison’s beautiful, young wife, Claudette, was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident leaving Roy and their three boys- Roy DeWayne, Anthony, and Wesley- behind.  This devastating event shattered Roy, but he took refuge in caring for…

RIP B. B. King

RIP B. B. King The world has lost another legend. When Roy Orbison and the rest of The Class of ’55 (Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins) arrived at Sun Studios to begin recording with Sam Phillips, B….

RIP Bobby Emmons

Legendary musician Bobby Emmons passed away last week. Emmons’ songwriting credits include cuts by artists like George Strait, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash, not to mention a mile-long list of records on which Emmons played keyboards. Emmons can be heard…

Roy Orbison & Buddy Holly

February 3, 1959 is known as The Day the Music Died. The world lost some fantastic musicians and Roy Orbison lost some dear friends. In particular, Buddy Holly’s death left Roy shaken and unresolved. Buddy was like a little brother to…

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