September 15, 1968

Sept15On 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.

Orbison’s family home in Hendersonville burned to the ground. Two of his sons, Roy Jr. and Anthony, were killed in the fire. The youngest son, Wesley was saved by Roy’s parents.

Orbison was still mourning the loss of his wife Claudette who was killed in a motorcycle accident just two years prior.

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