Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROY.... MERCY!
Roy Orbison was an American singer-songwriter and also a musician born on 23rd April and died on 6th December 1988. Roy was known well for his dark emotional ballads, complex compositions and distinctive powerful voice. He at the age of 52 years out of a heart attack. Roy died way too young.....
I met the drummer on Oh, Pretty Woman...his name was Kenny.. I believe...he was in my show in Nashville. He told me all about working with the legendary Roy ORbison and how fortunate he was to be the drummer on Roy's biggest hit.. You can see Kenny really well in the video!
Chuck Santoni I met Roy when he was in for the 1984 Detroit Hoedown presented by W4 Country. (Good story)...I remember walking Roy from his bus into the Veterans Memorial Building where we had food, dressing rooms, etc, and Roy was the most humble, non assuming rock star I had ever met...just a sweet gentleman. Off in a distance, someone recognized him in his dark shades and shouted out, "Roy, you're just too cool!" Roy just looked his way and gave that cool smile......GREAT GUY!