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June 6, 1966

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On this day in 1966, Roy Orbison’s wife Claudette died instantly when her motorcycle was hit by a truck. She and Roy had remarried two months earlier after reconciling [...]

March 25, 1960

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On this day in 1960, Roy Orbison recorded ‘Only the Lonely’. The song, which is actually titled ‘Only The Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)’, [...]

December 6, 1988

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On this day in 1988, Roy Orbison died of heart attack. Orbison had begun an exhaustive schedule. His second chance at stardom had surprised him; he was quoted as saying, [...]

September 22, 1985

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On this day in 1985, The first “Farm Aid” concert was held in Champaign, Illinois with Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Joni Mitchell, Neil [...]

April 23, 1936

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On this day in 1936, Roy Kelton Orbison was born in Vernon, Texas, as the middle son to Orbie Lee, an oil well driller, and Nadine Shultz, a nurse. A singer-songwriter, [...]

April 24, 1988

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On this day in 1988, Roy Orbison celebrated his 52nd birthday at a Bruce Springsteen concert in LA.  Springsteen invited Orbison onstage so the crowd could sing Happy [...]

September 15, 1968

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On this day in 1968, Roy Orbison awoke to horrifying news: his two young sons had died in a house fire. While on tour in England, tragedy struck back home in Tennessee. [...]

December 4, 1988

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Today in 1988, Roy Orbison played his final show in Cleveland, Ohio. He would die of a heart attack just two days later. Orbison had begun an exhaustive schedule. His second [...]
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