Happy Birthday, Roy Orbison!
The Big O would be 79 today! Here he is enjoying some birthday cake with a few friends that you might recognize… The Beatles! –
On this day in 1963 Roy Orbison and The Beatles played a show together in Birmingham, England.
This tour would spark lifelong friendships between Orbison and The Beatles- Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison. Orbison and Harrison would even go on to form The Traveling Wilburys together and work on each other’s solo albums such as Harrison’s Cloud Nine and Orbison’s Mystery Girl.
From the Orbison Archives, here’s a ticket stub from the show in Birmingham, UK 51 years ago today-
Happy Birthday Ringo Starr!
The Beatle and Orbison family friend is 73 today!
Here’s a video from Ringo’s birthday party at Hard Rock Cafe in Nashville, Tennessee where he celebrated with Roy Jr, Wesley, & Alex Orbison as well as Joe Walsh, Billy Burnette and others!
“Roy Orbison was the only act that The Beatles didn’t want to follow.”