"Only the Lonely", "Oh, Pretty Woman", "Crying", "In Dreams", "It's Over", "Running Scared" and "Claudette"... the list of my favorite Roy Orbison songs might just go on forever. I remember sitting on Brenda's porch in 1964 and listening to WJAB and their endless string of Beatles and Stone, and then I heard the VOICE. I was hooked! The kid from Vernon, Texas had me and wouldn't let me go. After a storied musical history, he had just experienced a rebirth in 1987 and started recording and traveling with the Traveling Wilburys(Obison, Jeff Lynne of ELO, Tom Petty, George Harrison and Bob Dylan. Talk about a super group!), when he suffered a heart attack and died at his mother's home at the age of 52.
I saw this image on a mailbox in Vermont, and the memories rushed back. I kind of like the debonair mustache too, that has been added to his look here.