“Elvis Presley was bigger than life. His success was documented and laid out for him. He came to the first show I had in Memphis, and it was very nice. He sort of treated me like an equal, because we were both fresh in the business. We got to be great friends and kindred souls.” -Roy Orbison
“TRYING TO GET TO YOU” by Roy Orbison
Many people know this song as an Elvis Presley tune, however, Roy actually released it first.
Here’s the Orbison version-
Roy Orbison: 1956 Radio Advertisement for Sun Records Concert
This ad of a 1950’s Memphis disc jockey is for the June 1st concert at Overton Park Shell featuring Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Warren Smith. All were signed to manager Bob Neal’s company called Stars Incorporated. Tickets were $1. The show was the start of their summer tour and Elvis Presley came to the see. Elvis was impressed with Orbison and remained a lifelong fan.