Latest Roy Orbison Stories

2014-03-20 12:28:24

Package Debuts Unreleased Studio & Work-tape Demos NEW YORK, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, in conjunction with Roy's Boys LLC, the Nashville-based company formed by the sons of the late Roy Orbison, commemorate the 25th anniversary of the artist's Mystery Girl with the release of both a CD/DVD Deluxe edition coming Tuesday, May 20, 2014 as well as a 15-track (audio only) Mystery Girl Expanded edition CD....

2014-01-23 23:26:13

MusicianMarket.com, which supplies musical instruments to musicians, announced that the founder and CEO recently received recognition as a songwriter. A song written, played and produced by Wayne Gathright was chosen by a Nashville publisher for their song pick of the day at a major songwriter convention. Austin TX (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 The pick was part of the 2014 Austin Songwriters Group Symposium, which is an annual event held in Austin Texas. Songwriters from Texas and throughout...

2011-04-18 10:00:00

NEW YORK, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, is providing the cornerstone for a number of campaigns and celebrations commemorating the 75th birthday (April 23, 1936) year of Roy Orbison with the long-awaited release of Roy Orbison: The Monument Singles Collection, a 2 CD/1 DVD set including all the A&B sides recorded by Orbison for the groundbreaking Monument label during an electrifying sustained aesthetic peak running...

2011-02-08 09:22:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Monument Records - The House That Roy Built: The Big O's Monument Singles Collection Debuts First-Ever CD Release Of Original Mono Mixes of All A & B Sides Cut For The Label, Plus DVD of Nine Songs From "The Monument Concert 1965" Digitally Restored, Includes The Official Video For "Oh Pretty Woman" * * * * * "Orbison...transcended all the genres--folk, country, rock and roll or just about anything. His stuff mixed all the styles and some that...

2009-08-23 21:17:55

A gathering of 878 guitarists in Shreveport, La., gave children a chance to jam with artists such as James Burton and Al Di Meola, event organizers said. The James Burton International Guitar Festival, held Saturday in Shreveport, is sponsored by the James Burton Foundation. Many children were able to participate in the festival because the foundation donates guitars and services to schools, the Shreveport Times reported. The foundation provides technical training, free guitars and music...

2008-08-03 00:00:17

By WORDS BY IAN AITCH Credo I believe... Recorded music is a creative dead-end, fit only for the makers of advertising jingles, ringtones and movie soundtracks. Its sheer ubiquity will inspire music-makers to explore different ways of creating music, away from something that can be captured on a CD or downloaded. Most guys in a band want to be taken seriously, but when Jimmy Cauty and I were doing the KLF, we didn't care. Humour is associated with trashy pop, but that didn't matter to...

2008-01-28 11:40:50

A new species of beetle that appears as if wearing a tuxedo has been named in honor of the late rock 'n' roll legend Roy Orbison and his widow Barbara. Entomologist Quentin Wheeler of Arizona State University announced the discovery and naming of the beetle, now dubbed Orectochilus orbisonorum, during a Roy Orbison Tribute Concert on Jan. 25. The ending of the species name, "orum," denotes it was named after a couple. If the beetle were just named after Roy it would end in "i,"...

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