ROY Orbison fans will be heading to the Webster Memorial Theatre in Arbroath in their droves later this month for a tribute to Roy Orbison and Friends with Barry Steele.
Barry portrays Roy Orbison from the 60s up to the late 80s, when Roy was performing and working alongside George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bruce Springsteen and many others. Barry not only looks like the man he sounds like him too, with the show receiving rave reviews and standing ovations, this show is the ultimate musical experience.
Following his untimely death in 1988, the music of Roy Orbison remains as vital as ever. In this fantastic celebration, Barry Steele, who has performed to rave reviews across the world, brings the music and character of the Big O back to life.
Barry puts the rock back into Roy Orbison with his trademark dark rimmed glasses and Orbison style. With a rollicking set including Ooby Dooby, Mean Woman Blues, and Uptown, plus the soaring vocals of Barry Steele as effortlessly performs the Classics, Only the Lonely, Crying, and Blue Angel, right through to Orbison’s later hits California blue, and You Got It, and of course the Travelling Wilburys whose music also features in the show.
With full support from Barry’s fabulous five piece show band that will perform hits from the Shadows, Jerry Lee Lewis, and from a variety of special guests all specially chosen by LMSWorldwide LTD from the top of their profession.
YouTube channel helps keep Roy Orbison legend alive
Tom Waits once said, “When you were trying to make a girl fall in love with you, it took roses, the Ferris wheel and Roy Orbison.”
Though Orbison’s music became popular in a time when Internet marketing didn’t yet exist, his family sees social media as a valuable tool to showcase the man behind the music legend today. Adam Jones manages much of the social media for the music legend. The passion and fidelity with which Jones has approached the development of Orbison’s YouTube channel has been a big factor in the channel’s success. Jones’ strategy has focused on the creation of new content, something fans have responded to very positively. For the Orbison team, the main goals of working to achieve engagement through social media are to attract new fans and to provide a more detailed and dimensional view of Orbison to those who have been fans for some time.
Even though Roy Orbison died in 1988, his family promotes his legacy by doing more than just issuing rereleases and greatest hits albums. The generation of new content has been paramount to the Orbison team’s strategy, as seen in the achievement of Orbison’s YouTube channel. In a little over a year since taking over the YouTube channel and posting new videos consistently, Jones has increased Orbison’s subscribers from 4,000 to more than 100,000, gaining more than 15 million views in the process.
To put that in perspective, the combined number of subscribers to the YouTube channel for the Beatles and the channel for Elvis does not even match a tenth of Orbison’s subscribers. Jones focuses on ensuring that the YouTube channel has new content featured every week, and he works to keep the subscriber base interested in that content. Jones says, “That’s the No. 1 thing, to keep fans active, to let them know you’re still there.”
In choosing what video content to develop and post, Jones and the other staff will look at events in Orbison’s career and find content relevant to anniversaries. An example of this attention to history is the content featured on April 23, Roy Orbison’s birthday. Jones says the day has been commemorated by creating videos featuring pictures of Orbison set to play along with a recording of Orbison singing “Happy Birthday” to his son, Roy Orbison Jr.
For Jones, the gratification that comes from pushing YouTube viewership and website traffic comes in the potential this presents to attract new fans and more deeply engage already established fans. Jones values these platforms for the opportunity they offer to invite more people to explore Orbison’s catalog and to present more knowledge and deeper insight for fans to connect with. Jones’ philosophy regarding content development is simple, but heartfelt: “He was a great guy, who made great music, and who came from humble beginnings. We just want everybody to know that story.”
The Orbison family is not just relying on YouTube to increase awareness of Orbison’s legend; they’re launching a new website this month as another means of bringing new content to fans. The family is developing features with new artists that highlight Orbison in a different and exciting way. Jones has been reaching out to current artists who are Orbison fans and who have been influenced by him. The website will feature short interviews with these artists, such as Brandi Carlile, in which they talk about their favorite Orbison songs, speak about Orbison’s influence on their work, and give examples of this from their music.
Jones says the YouTube channel and the new website are effective tools working to elevate Orbison to the icon status that he deserves. Jones says, “You have to find a way with a deceased artist, who is just as big in all of our minds as Johnny Cash or Elvis, a way to push him to that status in the eyes of the general public.” Jones says that creating content that involves relevant new artists is an important way to push for that awareness. Physical presence
Adam Jones and the Orbison family use more than just the Internet in their social media involvement; they also try to interact with fans face to face as much as possible. Last May they partnered up with Creative Loafing to set up a booth at the Speed Street Festival in Charlotte, N.C. Festival attendees had the opportunity to get autographs from their favorite NASCAR drivers before visiting the Orbison booth. The experience allowed old fans to check out new merchandise and gave those who were unfamiliar with Orbison’s music an insight into his legacy in the hope of sparking continued interest.
Also, for what would have been Orbison’s 75th birthday last year, Jones set up “Roy Orbison Night” with the Nashville Predators. At the event Roy’s wife Barbara, who died last December, was named the honorary mayor of Smashville. Jones said about these kinds of events: “Anytime we’re able to get any sort of local engagement like that, we’re going to jump on it.”
When asked if he could offer any advice to others wishing to achieve the same success for artists through a platform like YouTube, Jones emphasized the importance of posting content that’s new, and posting it consistently. He advised would-be social media savants not to bombard viewers with too much content too quickly, because this could overwhelm the audience and just cause most of the content involved to go unseen. He also warned against appearing too commercial, saying: “You’re trying to engage your fans, not beat them in the face with a sale.” Jones says that when it comes to measuring engagement, the best way for a smaller corporation to operate on Facebook and Twitter is to find a common ground with fans. Find something that interests the general public and see how they respond, whether it’s through comments, likes or retweets, and go from there, building off of that information.
Jones warns those just starting out and promoting themselves on social media to “be careful.” Jones says that it’s crucial to take care to protect the image you are developing, whether it’s your own or that of an artist you represent. According to Jones, companies should work to ensure they don’t alienate fans by coming off as abrasive, arrogant or too commercial. In a last piece of advice that sounds the most simple but might prove to be the most important, Jones advises: “Stay true to your brand, stay true to your music.”
Отправлено: 23.11.12 11:17. Заголовок: К сожалению ещё одна..
К сожалению ещё одна печальная новость - умер сосавтор песни Pretty Women.
Bill Dees Dead: Roy Orbison's 'Oh, Pretty Woman' Co-Writer Dies at 73
MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. (AP) - Bill Dees emerged from his days as an out-of-cash young songwriter to pen tunes recorded by Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and other country music greats, but the centerpiece of his career was his work with Roy Orbison, including co-writing the classic rock hit, "Oh, Pretty Woman."
Dees, who died in Arkansas last week at age 73, had said writing that song with Orbison in 1964 changed his life. In a 2008 interview with National Public Radio, Dees recalled that the night they penned the hit song, Orbison told him he wouldn't need to go to work that Monday if he didn't want to.
"He said, 'Buy yourself an electric piano, and I'll take you on the road with me.' And he said, 'I'll pay you what the band's getting,'" Dees said during the NPR interview, which is posted on his Dees' website.
He went on to tour Europe and perform on the Ed Sullivan Show with Orbison, with whom he also co-wrote numerous other songs, including "It's Over," which also was a No. 1 hit.
The Texas native left home to seek work in Nashville, Tenn., where he went on to write songs recorded by performers who also included Glen Campbell. But working with Orbison defined his career.
Dees became embroiled in a lawsuit over "Oh, Pretty Woman" that made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court in the early 1990s, after rap group 2 Live Crew recorded a rewrite despite being refused permission by Acuff-Rose Music Inc., which owned the copyright.
Dees, who detested the ribald rewrite, explained: "It's like if someone asks you if they could use the car," he told The Associated Press in 1993. "We said no, but they take it and paint it all different colors."
The high court sided with the raunchy rappers, saying the recording was a parody that could be considered fair use. Both sides later settled.
Dees eventually moved with his family to Arkansas, and he lived in the Ozarks region of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri for more than 20 years.
A memorial is planned Saturday in Mountain Home, the northern Arkansas city where he died on Oct. 24, according to the Kirby and Family funeral home, which didn't release details about his death. Another gathering will be held next month in Branson, Mo., home to the late Andy Williams' famous Moore River Theater.
Dees said in a 1970 interview with the Amarillo Globe-News that he first met Orbison when he performed in Amarillo, Texas. Dees went to Nashville twice in 1962 to work with Orbison, then decided to move his family there in 1964, traveling in a 1955 Pontiac.
"My wife and I decided that we would go as far as the car would take us," Dees told the newspaper. "If it broke down before we got there, we would save money and move further on later."
They made it to Nashville, where the car soon broke down - and Dees said he had to use his overcoat as payment to get the car towed to a mechanic, the newspaper reported Wednesday.
Dees didn't initially seek out Orbison after moving to Nashville because he wanted to establish himself without help, according to a biography on Dees' website. But the pair reconnected, and with Orbison, Dees crossed Europe and twice went to England.
"I was shocked when we got off the plane in London, and there was like 10,000 people there at the airport meeting the plane," Dees told NPR. "It was like The Beatles when they came over here."
They appeared with The Beatles and the Rolling Stones, and played on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Dees continued to write songs and perform, and released his first solo album in 2002, "Saturday Night at the Movies," which includes songs he wrote with Orbison.
As a child, Dees lived with his family in Borger, Texas, where his father worked as a sand and gravel supplier, where Dees went on to work. Dees recalled listening to barrelhouse piano music at house parties and getting bit by the music bug, according to his biography.
Dees said many times that he and Orbison were life-long friends. Orbison died in 1988.
Dees is survived by his wife, Nancy Decker-Dees of Kissee Mills, Mo.; four children and two step-children, a brother and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, according to the funeral home's obituary.
Отправлено: 24.04.13 13:48. Заголовок: Кстати к "москов..
Кстати к "московскому" дню рождения Роя выпущен концертник.
Roy Orbison: Live at Reseda Country Club - AVAILABLE 4/23/2013
While lo-fi recordings of the Live at Reseda show have been traded in the past by hard-core collectors, this fan favorite 1981 concert has never been heard in its newly remixed and mastered format now available for the first time as a sanctioned release.
Opened in 1980, the Reseda Country Club was originally intended to be just that - a club that hosted country music shows. Throughout its storied past, however, the Reseda Country Club became much more. The Reseda Country Club hosted events ranging from B.B. King to Slayer concerts, music video shoots with Mick Jagger, and, historically, U2’s Los Angeles debut performance (mere weeks before this very Roy Orbison show was recorded). Though two of the tracks from this concert were previously included as bonus cuts on Roy's Greatest Hits DVD and some hardcore fans may have gotten hold of this show through underground trading, this is the first 'legitimate' chance for fans to enjoy this fantastic show in fully remixed and mastered form.
1. Intro 01:38 2. Only The Lonely 02:24 3. Leah 03:00 4. Dream Baby 02:40 5. In Dreams 03:08 6. Mean Woman Blues 02:28 7. Blue Angel 03:16 8. Lana 02:28 9. Blue Bayou 03:01 10. Candy Man 03:14 11. Crying (with reprise) 04:57 12. Ooby Dooby 02:43 13. Hound Dog Man 03:11 14. Working For The Man 02:59 15. That Lovin' You Feeling Again 04:17 16. Go! Go! Go! (Down The Line) 03:59 17. Too Soon To Know 03:05 18. Penny Arcade 03:15 19. It's Over 02:45 20. Oh, Pretty Woman 03:42 21. Running Scared (with 2 reprises) 06:50
Отправлено: 29.05.13 14:45. Заголовок: Новая книжечка о Рое..
Новая книжечка о Рое.
Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison
He was blessed with a set of pipes that Elvis Presley claimed were the best in the business. His eyes hidden behind his perpetual Ray-Bans, Roy Orbison stood perfectly still onstage, singing songs of devastating heartbreak. Bob Dylan compared him to a professional killer, claiming the intensity of Orbisons operatic tenor was enough to make him drive off a cliff. Neil Young stated, Its almost impossible to comprehend the depth of his soul. Theres something sad but proud about Roys music. And Bono later claimed he was not only enthralled by Orbisons angelic voice, but considered In Dreams to be probably the greatest pop song ever written. Orbisons singing has inspired everyone who has heard it, from Springsteen to k. d. lang, and laid the very foundation for goth. While fascinating from a pop culture standpoint, it is Orbisons lifes journey that makes a great story that has yet to be told to its fullest. Rhapsody in Black doesnt shy away from or trivialize the personal pain, alienation, and tragic events that shaped Orbisons singular personality and music. Roy Orbison wasnt merely a singer but a sonic alchemist who, in the end, transformed unfathomable human misery into transcendent melody and platinum records. Rhapsody In Black contains new interviews with over 20 people who worked closely with Orbison throughout his life.
Roy Orbison hits compilation 'In Dreams' to be reissued Sept. 17
Roy Orbison’s “In Dreams -- Greatest Hits,” an unusual 1987 compilation with latter-day performances by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, is being reissued Sept. 17 after being out of circulation for nearly two decades.
The double album set, featuring “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel),” “Crying,” “Runnin’ Scared” and 13 more tracks, was recorded less than two years before Orbison died in 1988 of a heart attack at age 52.
It’s one of the rare collections of re-recorded material that is as highly regarded as the artist’s original recordings because of the high quality of the newer versions.
Отправлено: 21.11.13 16:39. Заголовок: Roy Orbison's ..
Roy Orbison's 'Oh, Pretty Woman' To Receive Iconic Riff Award
The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum will posthumously honor music legend Roy Orbison by granting him the Iconic Riff Award for his 1964 number one hit single "Oh, Pretty Woman" on January 28th.
Orbison will have the distinction of being the first ever recipient of this bestowal. MHOF honors musicians from all genres and eras of recorded music, and inductees are nominated by current members of the American Federation of Musicians and by other music industry professionals.
Roy Orbison began making his mark on the music world in 1956 while recording for Sun Records, which boasted a roster of unparalleled talent that also included Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash. However, it was during his years on Monument Records in the early-to-mid 1960s when Orbison's commercial success reached stratospheric levels, the apex of which was "Oh, Pretty Woman," a song co-written by Orbison and Bill Dees. It went on to sell 7 million copies, spend three weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and also topped the British charts for three weeks. It was unprecedented for any American to have this kind of chart-topping power simultaneously on both sides of the Atlantic in the Beatles-dominated year of 1964.
While Roy Orbison, who is already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, is acknowledged to have one of the most uniquely beautiful and haunting voices in popular music, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum is focusing on the unmistakable riff that kicks off "Oh, Pretty Woman." It remains a truly iconic and timeless refrain, evidenced by the innumerable cover versions of the song by artists as diverse as Al Green, a young John Mellencamp, Johnny Rivers, Bon Jovi, Green Day, and Van Halen, the latter of which achieved a sizeable hit with their own 1982 version, showcasing the splendiferous guitar theatrics of group leader Eddie Van Halen. The song inspired the title of and is heard on the soundtrack from Pretty Woman, the blockbuster film starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.
Although Roy Orbison passed away in 1988, his presence endures. This is due, in large measure, to the ongoing effort to preserve his legacy by sons Alex, Roy Kelton, and Wesley Orbison, whose Roy's Boys LLC manages their father's name, likeness, image, and musical output, offering a series of audio and DVD reissues, as well as newly curated releases. November 26 (the Tuesday before "Black Friday") will mark the release of The Monument Boxset, a vinyl-only package that includes three classic Monument-era Orbison studio albums (Lonely and Blue, Crying, In Dreams) as well as a fourth album, centered around the track "Oh, Pretty Woman" that had never previously existed. Entitled Oh! Pretty Woman, the LP consists of tracks reflective of the period and, as determined by the team at Roy's Boys, to be the songs that would have comprised a fourth Monument studio album.
"Oh, Pretty Woman," a staple of Roy Orbison's live performances, is also featured as an encore in the Black & White Night DVD, just released through Sony's Legacy Recordings this week. The concert, filmed in September of 1987, features an all-star line up that includes outspoken Roy admirers Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, JD Souther and Tom Waits, among others, joining Orbison on the show's closer, "Oh, Pretty Woman."
The time-honored tune was, in fact, the last song Roy Orbison ever recorded. On December 4, 1988, just two days before his sudden passing, he performed at a Cleveland-area venue, that concert performance was taped and is set for release this December 3rd as The Last Concert – 25th Anniversary Edition through Legacy Recordings. Orbison, typically, closed his shows with "Running Scared," but the engineer ran out of tape that night almost 25 years ago, thus making his penultimate number, "Oh, Pretty Woman," the final document of his melodious brilliance.
Отправлено: 12.01.16 09:10. Заголовок: Есть новости и от Ро..
Есть новости и от Роя.
LONG LOST ROY ORBISON ALBUM TO BE RELEASED AFTER 46 YEARS
1) You’ll Never Walk Alone 2) Say No More 3) Leaving Makes the Rain Come Down 4) Laurie 5) Sweet Memories 6) One of the Lonely Ones 7) Child Woman, Woman Child 8) The Defector 9) Give Up 10) Little Girl (In the Big City) 11) After Tonight 12) I Will Always
December 4 marks the anniversary of Roy Orbison’s last ever performance (The Front Row Theater, Highland Heights, OH, 1988), a mere two days before his passing. In recognition, Universal Music Enterprises (Ume) has teamed up with Roy’s Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company founded by the late icon’s sons to administer their father’s catalog and safeguard his legacy. Together, they are releasing One of the Lonely Ones globally on December 4, available in CD, 180-gram vinyl and digital form.
Recorded between January and August of 1969, One of the Lonely Ones is a complete Roy Orbison studio album that has never before been released in any form. The 12-track album was recently discovered by Roy’s sons when they were preparing for the release of The MGM Years box set (also available digitally and on CD and 180-gram vinyl Dec. 4). Born from tragedy, One of the Lonely Ones is a testament to Roy’s unparalleled ability to turn heartbreak into art…
Отправлено: 15.11.17 00:50. Заголовок: Вышел новый сборник ..
Вышел новый сборник с новыми аранжировками: Roy Orbison & The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - A Love So Beautiful
01. In Dreams (3:47) 02. Crying (3:00) 03. I'm Hurtin' (2:48) 04. Oh, Pretty Woman (3:09) 05. It's Over (3:19) 06. Dream Baby (2:54) 07. Blue Angel (2:59) 08. Love Hurts (2:41) 09. Uptown (2:17) 10. Mean Woman Blues (2:26) 11. Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel) (2:32) 12. Running Scared (2:49) 13. I Drove All Night (4:16) 14. You Got It (3:36) 15. A Love So Beautiful (4:13) 16. Pretty Paper (3:23) 17. I Drove All Night (4:03)
Отправлено: 15.11.17 22:46. Заголовок: Voldar пишет: а вот..
а вот на дровах ,мне кажется явно рокового напора не хватает.
Мне тоже. И та версия, где дама подпевает - по-моему, зря смешали два вокала. С Роем конкурировать практически невозможно. Это, наверное, взяли пример с нового акустического концерта A-Ha, где Мортен дуэтом спел с разными исполнителями.