Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison
1936 - 1988

Roy Orbison  American Singer


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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: Guitarists from Texas, 20th-century American guitarists and American male guitarists.


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Married2 20 years, 11 months 15 years, 8 months 10 years, 5 months
Total2 20 years, 11 months 15 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, 1953'“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, Jimmy Buffett, k.d. lang, Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris
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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) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician known for his powerful voice, wide vocal range, impassioned singing style, complex song structures, and dark, emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music as operatic, nicknaming him "the Caruso of Rock" and "the Big O". While most male rock-and-roll performers in the 1950s and 1960s projected a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison's songs instead conveyed vulnerability. His voice ranged from baritone to tenor, and music scholars have suggested that he had a three- or four-octave range. During performances, he was known for standing still and solitary, and for wearing black clothes, to match his dyed jet-black hair and dark sunglasses, which lent an air of mystery to his persona.

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


NameGenderBornAgeOther Parent
Roy DewayneMale18th April, 195861 years oldClaudette Orbison
Anthony KingMale29th June, 196256 years oldClaudette Orbison
WesleyMale196554 years oldClaudette Orbison
Roy KeltonMale18th October, 197048 years oldBarbara Orbison
Alex OrbieMale25th May, 197543 years oldBarbara Orbison


She's Having a Baby1988Roy Orbison (uncredited)Movie
The Fastest Guitar Alive1967JohnnyMovie
The Ed Sullivan Show1948SingerTV Show