Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison
1936 - 1988

Roy Orbison  American Singer


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Roy Orbison passed away on 6th Dec 1988 aged 52.


Roy Orbison was previously married to Barbara Orbison (1969 - 1988) and Claudette Orbison (1957 - 1966).


American Singer Roy Orbison was born Roy Kelton Orbison on 23rd April, 1936 in Vernon, Texas, United States and passed away on 6th Dec 1988 Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States aged 52. He is most remembered for In Dreams (Song) (1963), Oh,Pretty Woman (Song) (1964).. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Roy Orbison is a member of the following lists: Singers with a four-octave vocal range, Music of Denton, Texas and Singers from Texas.


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Relationship Statistics

Married2 21 years, 11 months 16 years, 8 months 10 years, 5 months
Total2 21 years, 11 months 16 years, 8 months 10 years, 5 months


First Name Roy
Last Name Orbison
Full Name at Birth Roy Kelton Orbison
Alternative Name The Big O
Age 52 (age at death) years
Birthday 23rd April, 1936
Birthplace Vernon, Texas, United States
Died 6th December, 1988
Place of Death Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
Cause of Death Heart Attack
Height 5' 11" (180 cm)
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Sexuality Straight
Religion Christian
Ethnicity White
Nationality American
Occupation Text Singer-Songwriter.
Occupation Singer
Claim to Fame In Dreams (Song) (1963), Oh,Pretty Woman (Song) (1964).
Music Genre (Text) Rock and roll, rock, rockabilly, country, pop
Music Genre Country, Pop/Rock
Year(s) Active 1953–1988, 1939–1988
Music Style Rock & Roll, Early Pop/Rock, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Rockabilly, AM Pop
Music Mood Theatrical, Poignant, Bittersweet, Sentimental, Melancholy, Innocent, Amiable/Good-Natured, Sweet, Romantic, Lush, Yearning, Rollicking, Sad, Dramatic
Instrument Guitar, Vocals
Instrument (text) Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Record Label Sun, Monument, MGM, London, Mercury/PolyGram, Asylum, Virgin, RCA
Associated Acts Traveling Wilburys, Teen Kings, The Wink Westerners, Class of '55
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Father Orbie Lee Orbison (1913-1984) (Aged 70 Or 71) (An Oil Well Driller And Car Mechanic.)
Mother Nadine Shultz (1914-1992) (Aged 77 Or 78) (A Nurse.)

Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), nicknamed the Big O, was an American singer-songwriter and musician, known for his distinctive, impassioned voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to refer to his music as operatic, giving him the sobriquet "the Caruso of Rock". Between 1960 and 1964, 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40, including "Only the Lonely" (1960), "Crying" (1961), and "Oh, Pretty Woman" (1964).

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Roy Orbison52 TaurusSinger
Barbara Orbison61 CapricornFilm/TV Producer
Claudette Orbison24 Virgo


Roy DewayneMale18th April, 195858 years old
Anthony KingMale29th June, 196254 years old
WesleyMale196551 years old
Roy KeltonMale18th October, 197046 years old
Alex OrbieMale25th May, 197541 years old


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