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Roy Orbison - A Forgotten All-Time Great?

Thorpe Groyney

Open your mind
Nov 20, 2008
Surely it's plain to see?
Recently I watched a film 'Dark Velvet' with Dennis Hopper in it. In one scene Hopper is beating up a drug dealer while Roy Orbison's "In Dreams" is being played constantly in the background.

I loved the track so I had bought his CD "Mystery Girl". Some absolutely superb tracks on it. "She's A Mystery To Me" and "You Got It" stands the test of time alongside anything he achieved in the 60's.

A brilliant artist, shockingly cut down at the peak of a wonderful resurgence in his career, yet is rarely spoken of. Am I over-rating The Big O or is he as great as I think he is?