Празднование годовщины ДР Роя проходит согласно расписанию,обидно что нешвилский бейсбольный клуб,который устраивал Черно - белую ночь на 24 апреля во время встречи с парнями из Оклахомы - продули и даже Барбара не помогла,хотя и первой ударила по мячу.
Roy Orbison Night On Tap At Greer On Thursday
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - It will be a special night honoring the memory of rock and roll legend Roy Orbison on Thursday evening at Greer Stadium as the Nashville Sounds host their first Taco Bell Throwback Thursday of the season during their 7:05 p.m. game against the Oklahoma City RedHawks.
As part of a weeklong celebration of the legendary singer's birthday, the first 1,000 fans through the turnstiles will receive Roy Orbison sunglasses. Also, a selection of lucky seat winners will be given the Roy Orbison Soul Of Rock and Roll Box Set and a bottle of Pretty Woman Perfume, and Gibson will donate a limited-edition Pretty Woman guitar.
Barbara Orbison (Roy's widow) will throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game.
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Вышла книга ещё одного сонграйтера,писавшего в том числе для Роя Орбисона.
Mr King's book, Penny Arcade Or What Did You Do In The Sixties, Daddy?
Meet the Leeds man who wrote pop songs for 1960s stars
Sammy King wrote one of Roy Orbison's greatest hits, and worked alongside many Sixties stars, from The Beatles to Lulu. A one time sales rep from Batley who penned a song which outsold The Beatles and The Rolling Stones has written a book about his life rubbing shoulders with the stars.
Sammy King, 68, can remember the exact time and place he wrote the first lines to the song Penny Arcade, which he later pitched to Roy Orbison, who had a world-wide smash with the single.
Mr King said: "The inspiration for the song came to me during a camping holiday with some friends in North Wales in 1969. I was enjoying the final moments of an unbelievable sunset. Within a matter of moments I had the first two lines of a song."
The song went on to become the hit Penny Arcade, which reached the top 20 in the UK charts but shot straight to number one in Australia and New Zealand, outselling The Beatles and The Rolling Stones.
Mr King said he wanted to write the book to set the record straight: "There are a lot of myths about how Roy Orbison swindled me out of the song for a fiver and none of that is true. He was the perfect gentleman and very polite. I can't say it made my fortune because at that time I had to pay a lot of tax on the royalties but I still get them today and it pays for a few little extras for me and the wife. Over and above that, though, it was the prestige which mattered."
He went on to write three more songs for Roy Orbison: Say No More, I Got Nothing and After Tonight.
Mr King had been involved in numerous bands up to that point, including The Dingos and The Voltaires, who at one time acted as backing group for Sixties stars Cilla Black, Craig Douglas and Danny Williams of Moon River fame.
He was also good friends with the singer Gene Pitney, who tried to persuade him to release solo records.
Mr King, who is married to Linda and has one daughter, Amanda, by his first marriage and a step-daughter, Julie, said: "I would send demo tapes to Gene, who I knew well, and he would always want to release them as they were, but it was a big commitment in terms of time. You were expected to promote them and it meant being on the road a lot."
Mr King, who spent two years in hospital as a teenager after suffering a hip infection, knows about triumph over adversity.
"I was devastated when I had to go into hospital. I had always been interested in music but football was my first love. When I came out, my pronounced limp put paid to any thoughts of my playing football ever again.
"I bought a drum kit and started playing in pubs and clubs with my elder brother Brian in a band called The Southside Skiffle Group. A little later Brian and I teamed up with a friend, Betty Gledhill, to form The Three Lloyds.
"With The Voltaires, we released a song called What's the Secret? It wasn't a massive hit but it had a big enough impact for us to get fan mail, which surprised me. We went on to support Cilla Black, then did the cabaret circuit for a while."
The list of people Mr King has worked with is a Who's Who of Sixties showbiz. He was on the same bill as Acker Bilk, The Beatles, Johnny Mathis, Louis Armstrong, Dame Shirley Bassey, Cliff Richard and Lulu, not to mention The Rolling Stones and Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, and many more besides.
But he was always willing to lend a hand in any capacity. He said: "I was once working at Batley Variety Club and I used to help my first wife, Dorothy, who worked in the cloakroom. One night, I took this woman's coat and then later I was on stage and I saw her pointing at me and gesturing to her husband, saying, 'that's the man from the cloakroom'. Next thing you know, I was playing guitar in the orchestra when Cliff Richard came on and she was gesturing 'it's him again'.
"Then when she was leaving, I was back in the cloakroom helping out and I gave her her coat. She couldn't believe it. I only wished I could have found some way to be her taxi driver for her trip home."
* Mr King's book, Penny Arcade Or What Did You Do In The Sixties, Daddy? is available now from amazon online, priced £14.25.
Радио NPR признало голос Роя одним их лучших в мире,всего они насчитали 50.
Roy Orbison: A Great Voice, A Lonely Sound
Roy Orbison was one of the founding fathers of rock 'n' roll. And, boy, could he rock. But it was his distinctive baritone and melancholy vocal and songwriting style that had the greatest influence on American rock and pop music — and that make him a natural candidate for NPR's 50 Great Voices series.
Among rock 'n' roll's pioneers, Orbison was different. Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard had that pound-the-piano self-confidence. Elvis Presley had his sexy hip-shake swagger. Chuck Berry had one-of-a-kind guitar riffs to go with his trademark duck walk. But Orbison — with his thick corrective glasses, insurance-salesman looks and stiff stage presence — stood out. He and Buddy Holly shared what you might call geek chic: a unique style expressed in what he sang about and how he sang it.
Orbison wasn't afraid to sing about fear, anxiety, loss or insecurity.
"Roy's extreme development of those kinds of emotions and the intensity with which he expressed them certainly went against the grain of the kind of macho, confident, masculine display that characterized so much of mainstream rock 'n' roll," Orbison biographer Peter Lehman says.
Orbison's song titles alone tell part of the story: "Crying," "Only the Lonely," "Running Scared," "Crawling Back."
Lehman, who directs the center for film, media and popular culture at Arizona State University, says Orbison frequently utilized an almost masochistic stage persona, which Lehman says seems to embrace and almost revel in pain and loss.
"[Feelings] that that character brings upon himself, that he seems to almost long for," Lehman says. "There's even a kind of public-spectacle aspect to this pain and suffering. And the title 'Crawling Back,' of course, even points to that."
Sweet Voice, Dark Vision
Orbison had a one-of-a-kind voice with a three-octave range and what one writer called a 'glass-shattering falsetto.' No less than Elvis Presley called Orbison "the greatest singer in the world." Canadian singer k.d. lang — who shared a Grammy with Orbison in 1987 for their remake of the Orbison/Joe Melson classic "Crying" — says that what made Orbison such a moving singer was the juxtaposition of his beautiful voice with a dark vision.
"And yet this powerful, high, flowing liquid voice came out of him," lang says. "I think it was that contrast that really moved people. And he was such a gentle, gentle spirit that you felt like you could share your vulnerability in listening to him."
Take the lyrics for "In Dreams":
A candy-colored clown they call the sandman Tiptoes to my room every night Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper 'Go to sleep, everything is all right.'
Orbison was shy and soft-spoken, but his childhood was pretty normal. He was born in Vernon, Texas, on April 23, 1936. He spent his earliest years there and in Fort Worth. After World War II, the family moved to the small Texas oil town of Wink, a town Orbison once described as dominated by "football, oil fields, oil, grease and sand."
Orbison told the BBC in 1985 that he forged his guitar and singing styles by listening incessantly to the West Texas radio stations that drifted into town. He heard country, a little rockabilly, Tex Mex and zydeco. But mostly country.
"I listened to the radio all the time," Orbison said. "And so I learned all of the songs. And all of those influences probably just settled into one thing, and I'm the result of whatever that was."
He wanted a harmonica for his sixth birthday, but his father bought him a guitar. He wrote his first song, "A Vow of Love," when he was about 8.
Rejected Songwriter, Shy Star
By the 1950s, Orbison was in Nashville, where he worked as a staff writer for Acuff-Rose Music. He'd already made a few recordings for the Je-Wel and Sun labels and earned some royalties for "Claudette," which was recorded by the Everly Brothers.
But the Everlys and Presley rejected "Only the Lonely," so Orbison recorded it himself for Monument Records. The song became a huge hit, going to No. 1 in the U.K. and No. 4 in the U.S.
The lyrics were typical Orbison:
There goes my baby There goes my heart They're gone forever So far apart
But only the lonely Know why I cry Only the lonely
Friends say Orbison's brooding musical persona didn't match his real character. He was, they say, a fun- and life-loving guy. The signature dark glasses were an accidental marketing tool. While on tour with The Beatles in 1963, he left his regular glasses on the plane. So that night, he had to wear his thick prescription sunglasses onstage.
"Everyone was at the show, and they took these pictures. And they flashed around the world, and we became very popular after that," Orbison told the BBC. "And so I was stuck with the dark glasses. It was embarrassing at the time."
Orbison certainly wasn't embarrassed to express his pain if he got dumped or didn't get the girl. Yet even when he got the girl, there was no "look at me" boasting. There was often a sense of longing, a hint of surprise or even downheartedness mixed with triumph.
"I always have to remind people that half my songs at least are upbeat and positive," Orbison said. "And even when I sing a song like 'Running Scared,' I get the girl. 'Pretty Woman,' I get the girl. [Yet] there still seems to be a melancholy quality to my voice."
That voice was largely ignored in the 1970s, but Orbison came back with a vengeance in the '80s with several collaborations, including the all-star band The Traveling Wilburys.
Roy Orbison died of a heart attack on Dec. 6, 1988, just as a new generation was busy rediscovering and embracing his music and voice. The Wilburys had just won a Grammy, and Orbison had just been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was only 52.
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Roy Orbison Now Playing on Eos Music
Clearwater, FL, May 16, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Eos Music, a provider of background music for business, home to more than 100,000 tracks of both major and independent artists, is excited to announce a licensing agreement with Orbison Records Inc. With artists like Roy Orbison, Bruce Springsteen and Elvis Costello; Eos Music is very excited to include the entire library of Orbison Records Inc. into its playlist. Content Manager for Eos Music, Justin Lollie affirms, “This library is comprised of songs like the famous ‘Blue Bayou,’ ‘Pretty Woman’ and ‘Only the Lonely’ and make excellent additions to our many tracks currently in rotation.”
The library of Orbison Records Inc., includes works with Bruce Springsteen, Glen Danzig, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Will Jennings and Elvis Costello. Roy Orbison, lead artist on Orbison Records Inc, was an American singer-songwriter. He was very well known for his distinctive vocals and fervid ballads. In the 1960’s Orbison reached an prodigious milestone where 22 of his songs were placed on the US Billboard Top 40 list. Of Roy Orbison, Eric Clapton says, “He could do things with his voice that I could only dream of doing.”
Eos, the lowest-cost business background music service on the market at $19.95 per month, features 65 channels of pure, uninterrupted business music, free of commercials, DJs and station IDs. No contract is required, and all music royalties are covered. Eos licenses music from a multitude of independent artists across the globe, ensuring the music is always fresh and new. For further information, visit www.eosmusic.com
On 26 July 2010, Eagle Records will release “The Final Concert” by Roy Orbison [Cat No. EDGCD409]. This release is fully supported and endorsed by the Orbison family. The setlist includes many of his classics including the UK Top 10 hits: “Only The Lonely”, “Dream Baby”, “In Dreams”, “Mean Woman Blues”, “Blue Bayou”, “It’s Over”, and “Oh, Pretty Woman”.
“The Big O” as Roy Orbison became universally known, was one of the most distinctive singers and songwriters of the Rock ‘n’ Roll era. Starting his career in the late fifties, he really hit the big time at the start of the sixties when a string of wonderful hit singles brought him fame on a worldwide basis. After a quiet period in the seventies he made a comeback in the eighties both as a solo artist and later as a member of the Traveling Wilburys.
This live recording, released now for the first time, comes from a concert at the Front Row Theater in Cleveland on December 4^th 1988, just two days before his sudden death from a heart attack on December 6th at the age of only 52. Orbison is in fine form delivering many of his best loved songs in his own unique style and with no indication of the tragedy to come. It is a fitting tribute to a truly great artist.
1) Only The Lonely 2) Leah 3) Dream Baby 4) In Dreams 5) Mean Woman Blues 6) Blue Bayou 7) Candyman 8) Crying 9) Ooby Dooby 10) Go, Go, Go (Down The Line) 11) It’s Over 12) Working For The Man 13) Lana 14) Oh, Pretty Woman
Roy Orbison was added to the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in January 2010. He is an inductee into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall Of Fame, the Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame and the Songwriters Hall Of Fame and the winner of 5 Grammy Awards. We will never see his like again, and “The Final Concert” adds to his incredible legacy.
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На офсайте Роя ко дню независимости разместили ролик в котором перед началом матча Лос-Анджелес Кингс (там тогда играл лучший игрок всех времен в НХЛ - Уейн Гретцки) Рой исполняет национальный гимн а-капелла,аж пробирает.
Roy Orbison Sings National Anthem at LA Kings Game - 1988
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Элтон Джон запишет альбом кавер-версий
Британский певец и композитор Элтон Джон подумывает о выпуске альбома кавер-версий. Ранее исполнитель записал несколько кавер-версий чужих композиций, но не составлял студийный альбом только из них.
Работать сэр Элтон Джон планирует с продюсером T-Bone Burnett и большим сопровождающим оркестром. Пока планируется, что релиз будет содержать 50 треков. В альбоме будет много классических песен в стиле Рики Нельсона и Роя Орбисона, сообщил Элтон Джон в одном из своих интервью. По словам исполнителя, идея создать альбом кавер-версий пришла к нему внезапно.
Ранее Элтон Джон отказывался от подобного рода предложений, но сейчас решил освежить в памяти любимые хиты и сделать сборник лучших и любимых песен в классической аранжировке.
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Tribute to the Big O opens Alban Arena season
2010 is the 21st anniversary of the death of Roy Orbison and to mark the occasion the creators of the successful In Dreams are bringing their new show, The Voice of Roy Orbison, to the Arena at 7.30pm next Saturday, September 4.
Damien Edwards has played the legendary singer in four tours of The Roy Orbison Story for Bill Kenright as well as in Rock and Roll Heaven and more recently, The Concert They Never Gave.
The In Dreams team are the original creators of Rockin on Heaven’s Door and have a track record and pedigree that have seen them tour the UK and Europe for the last 12 years.
In 2009 they staged the highly successful show Buddy Holly’s 50th Anniversary.
The Voice of Roy Orbison is supported by Everly tribute, The Everly’s Experience.
Tickets are £16.50 with concessions £2 off, available from the Arena box office on 01727 844488 or online at www.alban-arena.co.uk
Elegant drama I Am Love starring Tilda Swinton is the first film of the new season. A tragic love story, it is being shown at 7.30pm next Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 1.30pm on Wednesday.
The Italian drama is about repression and breaking free and focuses on the wealthy Recchi family at the turn of the new millennium. The family’s lives undergo sweeping changes as the family patriarch, Eduardo Sr, decides to name a successor at his company.
On the following two nights, September 2 and 3, the Arena is showing the Nicholas Cage film Bad Lieutenant, a remake of the Harvey Keitel original.
Cage plays the role of rogue detective Terrence McDonagh, who is as devoted to his job as he is to scoring drugs and playing fast and loose with the law.
Set in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, McDonagh becomes a high-functioning drug addict who reigns fearlessly over the ruins of New Orleans and, together with his girlfriend Frankie (Eva Mendes) they descend into their own world of desire, compulsion and conscience.
Bad Lieutenant starts at 7.30pm and tickets for both films are £6 with concessions £2 off except for the midweek matinee which is £4 and includes a cup of tea and biscuits.