|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 1987
Inducted by: Bruce Springsteen
First Eligible: 1986 Ceremony
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1987 (ranked #49) .
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One of a kind.
Posted by Cheesecrop on Tuesday, 10.28.08 @ 19:09pm
I totally agree with Cheescrop, but how could he have been nominated in 1986 if his first year of eligiblity was in 1987?
Posted by Gassman on Wednesday, 07.15.09 @ 21:03pm
He was eligible in 1986. His first hit record was 1956's "Ooby Dooby" with the Teen Kings... credited as Roy Orbison And The Teen Kings. And "Only The Lonely" was from 1960, his first Top 40 hit as a soloist.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 08.1.09 @ 21:08pm
Although Roy Orbison shared the same rockailly roots as Carl Prkins and Elvis Presley, he created an entirely new brand of country based rock and roll in the early 60s. While he didn't have the charisma and looks of Elvis, he made up for it with his quavering voice and narratives of unrequited love and yearning and in the process, Roy set the standard archetypes of the underdog and the romantic loser. These archetypes not only amplified by fellow singers like Del Shannon, but also influenced later rockers like Chris Isaak and Elvis Costello, but the perfomer who Orbison influenced was Bruce Springteen.
Posted by Andrew on Saturday, 10.20.12 @ 23:16pm
Posted by Roy on Thursday, 11.1.12 @ 23:29pm
Although Roy Orbison shares the same roots as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, He went on to create a different form of country based rock in the early 60s. While he lacked charisma and looks, Roy made up for in his quavering voice. He also possessed one of the greatest singing voices in all of rock n' roll: a forceful, operatic tenor capable of producing dynamic climaxes.
Posted by Andrew on Saturday, 08.17.13 @ 20:34pm
If I were to pick the presenters for the 1987 Rock N' Roll Hal Fame inductees, they would be:
Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 01.7.14 @ 21:37pm
Although he shared the same rockabilly roots as Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, Roy Orbison went on to pioneer a different brand of country-based rock & roll in the early 60s. While he lacked the charisma and the good looks of Elvis, Roy more then made up for it with his quavering voice and melodramatic narratives of unanswered love.
Posted by Andrew on Tuesday, 04.15.14 @ 00:01am
Nice writeup, Andrew. It was sad that Roy died just as he was being re-introduced to America thru the Traveling Wilburys.
Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 04.15.14 @ 07:17am
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