Roy Orbison Net Worth
Roy Orbison made money by Celebrities niche. For all time, at the moment, 2016 year, Roy Orbison earned $15 Million. Exact sum is $15450000.
Short biography, height, weight, dates:
Birth date: April 23, 1936, Vernon, Texas, United States
Death date: December 6, 1988, Hendersonville, Tennessee, United States
Birth place: Vernon
Height:5 ft 10 in (1.8 m)
Profession: Singer, Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist, Actor, Composer
Nationality: United States of America
Spouse: Barbara Orbison (m. 1969Р 1988), Claudette Frady (m. 1965Р 1966), Claudette Frady (m. 1957Р 1964)
Wikipedia Source: Roy Orbison
Roy Kelton Orbison, also known by the nickname the Big O, was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. His greatest success came with Monument Records between 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40, including Only the Lonely, Crying, and Oh, Pretty Woman. His career stagnated through the 1970s, but several covers of his songs and the use of In Dreams in David Lynchs film Blue Velvet revived his career. In 1988, he joined the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne and also released a new solo album. He died of a heart attack in December that year, at the zenith of his resurgence. His life was marred by tragedy, including the death of his first wife and his two eldest sons in separate accidents. Orbisons vocal instrument bridged the gap between baritone and tenor, and music scholars have suggested that he had a three- or four-octave range.