In 1963 Roy Orbison toured the UK with great local bands The Beatles and Gerry & The Pacemakers as his special guests. In February of 1964, with Roy Orbison already a huge star, The Beatles burst onto the scene in the US. Roy and The Beatles, particularly George Harrison, would enjoy lifelong friendships.
Here’s a great article about that time 50 years ago when it all got started –
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROY ORBISON!
Born April 23rd, 1936, in Vernon, Texas, The Big O would have been 77 years old today!
Also born on this day are William Shakespeare (1564) and Shirley Temple (1928)!
April 23rd is a holiday called St. George’s Day!
Here is a picture of Roy Orbison’s 27th Happy Birthday! with the Beatles feeding him birthday cake!!!