Roy Orbison (April 23, 1936 - December 6, 1988) was a highly acclaimed rockabilly-pop-rock singer-songwriter with a long string of hits that include "Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel)" (1960), "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)" (1962), "Oh, Pretty Woman" (1964, with the Candymen), and "You Got It" (1989). Roy Orbison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.
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Roy Orbison performs "Oh, Pretty Woman" on The Ed Sullivan Show (July 4, 1965).
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Roy Orbison And The Candy Men
- Oh, Pretty Woman 1964
(This song topped the charts and later also became a hit for Van Halen (1982). "Oh, Pretty Woman" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame Award and is listed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. It is also included in Rolling Stone magazine's list of 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.)
- Blue Angel 1960
- Blue Bayou 1963
(This song later also became a hit for Linda Ronstadt (1977).)
- Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart 1966
- Candy Man 1961
- Crying 1961
(This song later also became a hit for Jay & the Americans (1966) and Don McLean (1981).)
- Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) 1962
(This song later also became a hit for Glen Campbell (1971).)
- Falling 1963
- I'm Hurtin' 1960
- In Dreams 1963
- It's Over 1964
- Leah 1962
- Mean Woman Blues 1963
- Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel) 1960
(This song later also became a hit for Sonny James (1969).)
- Pretty Paper 1963
- Ride Away 1965
- Running Scared 1961
(This operatic pop ballad, which has a bolero rhythm, topped the charts and later also became a hit for the Fools (1981).)
- Twinkle Toes 1966
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