Rochelle Del Borrello
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Why I friggen love Roy Orbison

Jun 14, 2022

Recently on my creative writing blog Babel of Words I featured one of my all-time favorite singer songwriters Roy Orbison.

As Baz Luhrmann's new movie about Elvis Presley has just come out to rave reviews there still isn't an Orbison movie as yet even though his career and talent was just as great as Elvis. They in fact started out performing on the same early Rock and roll circuit in the early 1950s.

If I had to choose between Roy and his pretty-boy contemporary Elvis Presley, I'd take Roy any day. I have a thing for the vintage sound of early Rock 'n' roll, and I think Roy Orbison created his distinct version of it.

Roy Orbison's songbook is made up of extensive songs about heartbreak, loneliness, dark emotions, paranoia, regret, despair, dreams and nightmares. He was one of the first men to sing openly about his feelings and fears.

Orbison's career spanned five decades, starting as a professional performer in the 1950s and releasing 22 studio albums from the 1960s to the early 90s.

Read more about this fascinating legend of early American Rock and Roll.

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