Read about it here in The Telegraph:
Jenny Lewis – Handle with Care (with Jimmy Buffett of Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers singing the Roy Orbison part)
Charlie Rich is another great artist of Sun Records!
I met him several times when I was a kid. A great musician.
Big hit songs are “Behind Closed Doors” and “The Most Beautiful Girl”. (Although I prefer his Sun Record Company songs like “Lonely Weekends” and “Rebound”.)
Here are some links to his Facebook and Wikipedia:
and a youtube of “Lonely Weekends”
“Elvis Presley was bigger than life. We got to be great friends and kindred souls.”- Roy Orbison talks about Elvis, The King of Rock and Roll
My Dad, Roy Orbison, loved the Guitar Center too. He used to have them shut it down so he could walk around in peace. They would just leave him alone to look at everything in the store. He would point at things he wanted and the manager would drive the stuff out to our house and set it up.
When Roy died the whole store was sad and they mounted a plaque in his honor on the wall by the front door.
I always loved them for that. They still treat me like a celebrity when I’m there.
There is a great “Walk of Fame” at the store with handprints of many of the best guitarists in cement that is worth seeing if you are ever driving by.
Me, Roy Orbison Jr , at the Guitar Center on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood, California. Where I have spent literally weeks of my life over the years!
“Ooby Dooby” by Roy Orbison on Sun Record Company in 1956
With one of the earliest rock guitar solos!