With his voice, his look and being known as one of the nicest guys in showbiz, many music fans and fellow musicians alike will agree that Roy Orbison was one of a kind …
Roy and Barbara Orbison
With his voice, his look and being known as one of the nicest guys in showbiz, many music fans and fellow musicians alike will agree that Roy Orbison was one of a kind. From the beginning of his career in Texas, playing the same venues as Buddy Holly, his time at Sun Records in Memphis alongside Elvis, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, causing riots at shows, his lifelong friendship with Johnny Cash, touring with the Beatles – you would think that alone would be enough to seal the legendary status that would follow Roy Orbison’s career up until and after his untimely death in 1988 at the age of 52.
The Beatles and Roy Orbison
“Roy Orbison was the only act that The Beatles didn’t want to follow.” – Ringo Starr
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I’ve been listening to ‘Legend – The Best Of Willie Nelson’ and “Whiskey River” just came on. I love that song – and hearing it brings back so many memories of back home …
I’ve been listening to ‘Legend – The Best Of Willie Nelson’ and “Whiskey River” just came on. I love that song – and hearing it brings back so many memories of back home in the States.
There was a group of us that on special occasions would pull out the ol’ Willie Nelson CDs, late night, after a few beers – and just sing along to his classic songs like “On The Road Again”, “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain”, “Always On My Mind” and of course, our favorite, “Whiskey River”. Luckily all of those songs are included on the ‘Legend’ CD as well as many more.
It’s great to hear Waylon Jennings‘ voice on “Good Hearted Woman”, Merle Haggard singing with Willie on “Pancho and Lefty” and Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson Willie and Waylon on “Highwayman”.
There are 20 songs on the album – and one stand out track that I hadn’t heard before is “Seven Spanish Angels” with Ray Charles.
The one time that I was lucky enough to see Willie Nelson play live was in Austin, Texas – just down the road from his house at The Backyard. The show was sold out, but my friend and I went anyway, hoping that we might find a way in. Or out actually, since the show was outside. Anyway…long story short we were able to get in – and what a night we had. Watching Willie Nelson singing on that stage – outside under the large Oak trees and being able to hear those classic songs played live was incredible.
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