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 resulting album is THE BIG O- recorded as live as he could make it with his touring band The Art Movement. While MGM Records chose not to release the album in North America, London-Decca opted to release it elsewhere in early 1970.
“IT’S OVER” Performed by Brandi Carlile
Orbison fan and talented artist in her own right, Brandi Carlile, has a new album out today. Check out her cover of Roy Orbison’s powerful tune, “IT’S OVER”-
Happy Birthday Johnny Cash!
Johnny Cash was Roy Orbison’s best friend. They met in 1955 when Johnny played on Roy’s Radio Show. Cash moved next door to Orbison to be his neighbor. He was Godfather to Roy’s boys Wesley, Roy Jr & Alex and was at the hospital when Roy Jr. was born. The Orbison and Cash families still enjoy multigenerational friendships.
God Bless Johnny Cash!
Here are Roy and Johnny performing “OH, PRETTY WOMAN” on The Johnny Cash Show in 1969-
Mystery Girl: Unraveled Documentary LIVE Q&A Session
Mystery Girl: Unraveled premiered in Toronto, Nashville, and Los Angeles. Here is exclusive footage of the Live Q&A Session with Roy’s Boys- Wesley, Roy Jr., and Alex Orbison- from the Nashville event!
“THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER” by Roy Orbison