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Roy Orbison

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Birthday
23, 1936
Birthplace
Vernon, TX
Death Date
Dec 6, 1988 (52)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
23, 1936
Birthplace
Vernon, TX
Death Date
Dec 6, 1988 (52)

About

Texas rocker who released "Oh, Pretty Woman" in 1964 and who sang "Drove All Night," "Crying," and "Dream Baby."

Before Fame

He started dyeing his hair black at an early age because of lack of confidence in his appearance. One of the first groups he worked with was The Teen Kings.

Trivia

His first wife and two eldest sons died in separate accidents, which led to him singing dark, emotional songs with his baritone voice.

Family Life

He married Claudette Frady on August 1, 1957 and he later married Barbara Orbison on March 25, 1969.

Associated With

He joined a supergroup called the Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan in the 1980s.