On December 4, 1988 in Akron, OH, Roy Orbison took the stage for what would be the final time, prior to his sudden passing two days later. With Roy & his band performing a series of greatest hits, The Last Concert is an excellent legacy for one … see full wiki
I came to appreciate Roy Orbison later in life. I was 27 and a army helicopter pilot stationed in Korea in 1985 when a room mate of mine introduced me to this great poet, songwriter, and performer. My roommate would constantly play Roy's albums. When I asked who was performing I was pleasantly surprised. I had heard of Orbison but had a misconception that he was primarily a country performer, a genre I do not much appreciate.
Needless to say when I found out he wrote "Pretty Women" and "Only The Lonely," I was hooked! I love Orbison's deep melodious voice on the recording of these two great songs! I really enjoy reminiscing on those days. Music was so important in our lives back then since there was not many other forms of entertainment.
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