Texas rocker who released "Oh, Pretty Woman" in 1964 and who sang "Drove All Night," "Crying," and "Dream Baby."
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.
His first wife and two eldest sons died in separate accidents, which led to him singing dark, emotional songs with his baritone voice.
He married Claudette Frady on August 1, 1957 and he later married Barbara Orbison on March 25, 1969.
He joined a supergroup called the Traveling Wilburys with Bob Dylan in the 1980s.