Roy Orbison – Crying 

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Roy Kelton Orbison(April 23, 1936– December 6, 1988) was an American singer-songwriter known for his distinctive, impassioned voice, complex song structures, and dark emotional ballads. The combination led many critics to describe his music asoperatic, nicknaming him “the Caruso of Rock[1]and “the Big O.” Between 1960 and 1964, 22 of his songs placed on theBillboardTop 40, including “Only the Lonely” (1960), “Crying” (1961), “In Dreams” (1963), and “Oh, Pretty Woman” (1964).

Born in Texas, Orbison began singing in arockabillyandcountry and westernband in high school. He was signed bySam Phillips,Sun Recordsin 1956, but his greatest success came withMonument Recordsin the early 1960s. While most malerock and rollperformers in the 1950s and 1960s projected a defiant masculinity, many of Orbison’s songs instead conveyed…

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