June 24, 2015

“DRIFT AWAY” by Roy Orbison

“DRIFT AWAY” by Roy Orbison Written by Mentor Williams and probably best known as Dobie Gray’s 1973 single,  “DRIFT AWAY” was recorded by Roy Orbison on June 22, 1973 for Roy’s MGM Records album MILESTONES. Here’s a rare live version of…

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…

The Big O

The Big O In June of 1969 Roy Orbison had hopes for a live album while he was on tour in the UK.  His record label was not on board with his plan, however, and Roy had to compromise.  The…

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