August 1, 2014

Roy Orbison & Bill Dees 1964

50 years ago today, August 1, 1964, Roy Orbison’s smash hit “OH, PRETTY WOMAN” was recorded! Released as Monument Single #851, it was a massive hit, breaking all previous sales & radio play records worldwide. The song was initially controversial,…

Roy Orbison: Comic Strip Hero

Roy Orbison: Comic Strip Hero? Musician and artist Alan Mayes drew The Big O as a hero in a series of comic strips inspired by the time they spent touring together.  Mayes played trumpet in Roy’s band for three years…

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