September 6, 2016

Lucille

Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn’t know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this…

Roy Orbison & Parody Law

To say that Roy Orbison‘s “OH, PRETTY WOMAN” is influential is an understatement, but did you know it broke legal ground as well? In 1994 a suit between 2 Live Crew and Acuff-Rose Music publishing set the precedent for much of what we…

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,…

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