Roy Orbison Artist facts: Roy Orbison April 23, 1936 - December 06, 1988
Roy Orbison was a huge influence on many artists, including John Lennon, Mick Jagger, and Tom Petty.
Roy died of heart failure at his mother's house in Hendersonville, TN on December 6th, 1988.
He was visiting family for the holidays while on break from the road.
Many people assumed Roy was going blind, but he was anything but.
His trademark dark glasses he began wearing in 1963, just before a British tour with The Beatles.
His wife was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1966. Two years later, 2 of his sons died in a fire.
Elvis Presley and The Beatles both opened shows for Orbison early in their careers.
Elvis Presley once said Orbison had the best singing voice he'd ever heard.
Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
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