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Voldar: ... Roy Orbisons business interests stay in the family Barbara and Roy's kids will maintain control of the Orbison legacy Following the sad passing of Barbara Orbison in late 2011, Roy Orbison's musical legacy will now be controlled by their children, Alex, Wesley and Roy Orbison Jr. The latter will be responsible for his father's estate and catalogue, while Alex will take over the music publishing side. Wesley's role is currently being decided. The kids put out the following statement: "Our mother was a respected member of the international music business community. She was passionate about keeping our father's legacy alive and she was passionate about her "family" of songwriters. We look forward to continuing and further developing her vision in the years ahead." http://www.artrocker.tv/news/article/roy-orbisons-business-interests-stay-in-the-family Orbison Sons Continue On With Orbison Enterprises Following the recent passing of BARBARA ORBISON, its been announced that her sons with the late ROY ORBISON, have taken over the management and supervision of ORBISON ENTERPRISES which includes the ROY ORBISON estate and catalog and STILL WORKING/ORBISON MUSIC publishing company. ALEX ORBISON will oversee the operation of the STILL WORKING/ORBISON MUSIC publishing company, which includes such songwriters as TOMMY LEE JAMES, TERRY McBRIDE, ANNIE-ROSE, and new addition, CHASE YAKLIN. ORBISON MUSIC is stronger than ever, said ALEX ORBISON. We have represented an impressive team of songwriters and well continue to expand our roster. Im looking forward to announcing more new signings in the near future. WESLEY ORBISON, is focusing on the upcoming release of his debut album, Spread Your Wings. Therefore, plans for his involvement in ORBISON ENTERPRISES will be announced at a later date. BARBARA ORBISON founded ORBISON ENTERPRISES in NASHVILLE 20 years ago. http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/102061/orbison-sons-continue-on-with-orbison-enterprises

Voldar: The Big O Roy. Former WBC Heavyweight Champion Oleg Maskaev is once again on the comeback trail, and wants a third clash with Hasim Rahman. Maskaev (36-7, 27 KOs) who shares the nickname The Big O with Roy Orbison, is tuning up in the gym in his adopted home town of Sacramento, and is in fight shape. Hes twice KOd Rahman, including when he won the WBC title on August 12, 2006. His Manager Fred Kesch said: I read that the winner of the [Alexander] Povetkin-[Marco] Huck fight will take on Rahman. But why not Oleg, whos stopped Hasim twice, almost putting him through the ropes both times. A former miner, Oleg who was Soviet Army champion and Kod Vitali Klitschko in the first round, when they fought as amateurs, has plenty of experience of digging deep. En route to the heavyweight title, he won Ring Magazines Comeback Fighter of the Year in 2006. Fred Kesh said: Oleg is in the gym, he's trim and in the mindset to win. Maskaev, 42-years-old, has been inactive since a December 2009 first round TKO loss to Nagy Aguilera. http://www.boxingscene.com/?m=show&opt=printable&id=48959

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Voldar: , . , Mr.Blue Sky , , 2 ., . Mitt Romney's playlist: Roy Orbison, The Killers (CBS News) Mitt Romney's campaign has revealed the former Massachusetts governor's 19-song playlist on music service Spotify, accessible via his Facebook page. It's unclear to what degree Romney, who carries an iPad on the road, uses the service: A note announcing the playlist on his Facebook page says "A lot of you ask what Mitt listens to on the road. We compiled a list of favorites and put them on Spotify. Subscribe and let us know what you think." But the list certainly does seem to reflect Romney's tastes. Romney has said in the past that Roy Orbison, The Eagles, the Beatles and Randy Travis are among his favorites. Perhaps more surprising is his fandom of modern rock band The Killers, which he has also referenced in past interviews. "I like listening to his music," Romney said on CBS Radio in Michigan ahead of that state's February 28 primary. "I don't actually try to sense their personal family values...I listen to a lot of rock music and country music." Romney's Spotify playlist includes two Killers songs, "Read My Mind" and "Somebody Told Me," as well as two songs from Orbison: "In Dreams" and "Crying." Also making appearances are The Soggy Bottom Boys, Clint Black, Johnny Cash and Kerry Underwood, as well as Willie Nelson (for "Over the Rainbow") and Kid Rock, who has endorsed Romney and whose "Born Free" is played at his rallies. Check the full list out below: I am a Man of Constant Sorrow -- The Soggy Bottom Boys Read My Mind -- The Killers December, 1963 (Oh What a Night) -- Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons Ring of Fire -- Johnny Cash Somebody Told Me -- The Killers The MTA (The Boston Subway Song) -- The Kingston Trio Good Vibrations -- The Beach Boys Desperado (Live) -- Clint Black Crying -- Roy Orbison Only You (Long Version) -- Commodores Runaway -- Del Shannon It's Your Love -- Tim McGraw As Good as I Once Was -- Toby Keith Born Free -- Kid Rock Over The Rainbow -- Willie Nelson Stardust -- Nat King Cole In Dreams -- Roy Orbison Somebody Like You -- Keith Urban All-American Girl -- Kerry Underwood http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57394427-503544/mitt-romneys-playlist-roy-orbison-the-killers/

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Voldar: More fantasy GOOD!: Interview realing Roy Orbison John Bishoff and Ron Holm (Between Planes, Emery Christiansen), Rockford veteran performers and composers, recently interviewed Roy Orbison in a séance conducted at an undisclosed location. Bishoff: Good evening, Roy. Can you hear me? Im here with Ron Holm, and we were in a band in the 80s called Emery Christiansen. We opened for you in 1982 at Rockfords MetroCentre. Holm: And now John and I and some great players are doing a concert of your music at Just Goods, 201 Seventh St., at 7 p.m., Saturday April 7. Theres no cover charge (815-965-8903). Can you be there? Orbison: (Sings) In dreams, I walk with you. Holm: I guess youll be there in spirit. Your first minor hit was Ooby Dooby, for Sun Records. Do you ever listen to that song? Orbison: I hum it occasionally, but we dont have any record players up here. Bishoff: Actually, we dont have many record players down here anymore, either. Its been CDs for years, and now its Internet downloading and streaming music from Cloud Services. Orbison: Oh, yeah? Well, we definitely got Cloud Services up here, too. Bishoff: I really liked that song, Claudette on the backside of the Everly Brothers All I Have to do is Dream. Orbison: Yeah. That was my first big break. I wrote it for this girl I had a crush on named Claudette Frady. The Everlys were so hot that my song actually went to No. 30. I got a hit record, and by the way, I also got the girl. I married her and bought her a Cadillac. Holm: But then, you got your own hit song. Orbison: Well, that was Only the Lonely. I broke from the Sun label and signed with Monument Records. I had this idea to make ballads like short operas, with violins and backup singers. That record went to No. 2 in the States, but it was a No. 1 smash in England. They loved it so much, they asked me to come over to their country and do some concerts. They put me on the stage with some kids calling themselves the Beatles. Bishoff: And the rest, as they say, is history. Orbison: Yeah. I went on first and got so much applause those Beatles pulled me off the stage! (laughs) But then, they went on to write a ballad in my style called, Please, Please Me. When George Martin, their producer, heard it, he told them to speed it up. I guess that did the trick! Holm: I sure would like to have heard how it sounded when they did it your way. Bishoff: Hey, lets play it in Roys style at our upcoming show! Orbison: Thats something Id like to hear myself. Bishoff: Done! Of course, then you went on to have a huge string of hit records. Candy Man, Oh Pretty Woman, Sweet Dream Baby, In Dreams. I noticed that lots of your songs are about dreaming. Orbison: Well, I did a lot of dreaming when I was young. I was a beady-eyed scrawny kid, not the greatest looking guy, so I started wearing sunglasses to look cooler. I dreamed someday Id be a big-time singer, that Id marry a beautiful girl, be in movies; and yknow, all those dreams came true. Holm: Well, we love your music. When we play your songs, we do it with a lot of love and respect for your talent. Orbison: Aw, thanks, man. You guys have a great concert April 7. I bet Ill be able to hear it through that Internet cloud thing. Holm and Bishoff: Thank YOU, Roy! Well call our show In Dreams: the Music of Roy Orbison. http://rockrivertimes.com/2012/04/04/more-fantasy-good-interview-%E2%80%98realing%E2%80%99-roy-orbison/

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Voldar: Happy Birthday, Roy Orbison! A Shoutout to Iconic Stars Who Wear Specs The hits were immediately accessible and radio-ready at that. The voice that sang them was a mournful croon, operatic in timbre and flush full of desperation and desire. Even the trademark shades couldn't mask the sadness spurred from inside. Even so, Roy Orbison (born April 23, 1936) was one of rock 'n' roll's noblest forebears and also one of its most resilient. Having scored his earliest hits in the late 1950s, when rock was still in its infancy, his stature only grew stronger as time went on. He was idolized early on by the Beatles, Springsteen, Dylan, Elvis Presley, U2, and practically all who came to know him, either through his music or personal acquaintance. He was never the flashy kind -- certainly nowhere near as showy as early contemporaries like Presley, Little Richard, Chuck Berry, or Jerry Lee Lewis -- but he embodied instead a shy, self-effacing dignity and humility appropriate for a small-town boy from Wink, Texas, or similarly humble environs. Orbison's peak period was between 1960 and 1964, when he recorded for Monument Records and released no fewer than 22 songs that made the Billboard Top 40 -- among them "Only the Lonely," "Crying," "Love Hurts," "Running Scared," In Dreams," "Blue Bayou," and "Oh, Pretty Woman." However, he had hits prior during his tenure with the pioneering Sun Records ("Ooby Dooby," "Claudette") and much later as well, including the recordings he made alongside Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne in the supergroup known as the Traveling Wilburys. His was a voice unlike any other, a rich, impassioned baritone that boasted a three-octave range, one that earned him the nickname "the Caruso of Rock," quite a compliment considering that Caruso was one of the greatest opera singers of all time. Then again, both Billboard and Rolling Stone listed Orbison among the greatest vocalists of all time, one of the main reasons he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in its sophomore year. Although he reflected an image of extreme introversion -- owed mainly to his trademark sunglasses and all-black attire -- Orbison became a huge star overseas, even upstaging the Beatles when they toured as a support band for him in England early on. (It's said that he chose to open the bill in deference to all the attention they were receiving, but when the crowd demanded an encore, Lennon and McCartney literally held him back when he attempted to return to the stage.) His voice seemed to mesmerize his audiences far more than his presence, but ironically that vulnerability was drawn from real-life tragedy. After his divorce from first wife Claudette, they reconciled, but shortly thereafter, she was killed when the car the couple were riding in was struck by a semi. His two eldest sons later died in a house fire while he was overseas on tour. Orbison himself succumbed at a tragically early age as well, suffering a heart attack in the midst of yet another well-received comeback. Today, more than 24 years after his death at age 52 on December 6, 1988, Orbison's more revered than ever. Despite a fallow period throughout most of the '70s, his fame was resuscitated early in the '80s, when several of his songs were covered by some of the biggest names in music, like Emmylou Harris, Bruce Springsteen, Linda Rondstadt, K.D. Lang, and Don McLean. An all-star live concert, released on record as A Black and White Night, gathered the likes of Jackson Browne, Elvis Costello, and Springsteen as participants in his backing band. It's little wonder that the other Wilburys were literally in awe -- his vocal contribution to their first hit, "Handle With Care," is especially compelling -- and that following his stint with the band, he capped his career with the album Mystery Girl, which featured contributions from both Lynne and Petty as well as Bono and Costello. The album reaped a massive posthumous hit in "You Got It," which Lynne and Petty composed specifically with Orbison in mind. In rock, image is everything, and while Orbison hardly epitomized the rock 'n' roll image, his dark glasses helped shape that brooding persona. According to legend, he started wearing shades after he left his regular glasses on an airplane, and lacking any other way to see, he donned his prescription shades instead. Given his lifelong stage fright, sunglasses helped him hide in plain sight, and they soon became a regular part of his signature stage garb. However, he's not alone; other artists have become known for a bespectacled style as well. http://blogs.browardpalmbeach.com/countygrind/2012/04/roy_orbison_happy_birthday_iconic_glasses.php

Voldar: Old music: Roy Orbison In Dreams In Dreams was released by Roy Orbison in 1963, and is generally regarded now as his finest recording. While the song was in the charts Orbison toured Britain with a new and largely unknown group, the Beatles. It rapidly became clear that they were the bigger stars, and Orbison was demoted to the earlier part of the bill with mixed success, since his sensational singing and range of hits meant the audience refused to let him leave. He upstaged the Beatles even before they had appeared. The song is more like an operatic aria, featuring seven separate sections, each with a different tune, none of them repeated. The first two are 16 bars each, but as the song moves towards its climax, the last five each last for only eight bars. Like so many Orbison songs it describes a plaintive longing and loneliness. He could cover three octaves, and frequently deployed a powerful falsetto. This comes almost at the end of In Dreams just before he drops an octave, giving the song a thunderous ending after beginning in a way that seems as fragile and evanescent as a dream. The air of mystery, the blend of imagination and reality, makes the song powerfully evocative, which is probably why David Lynch used it as the musical centrepoint of his 1986 film, Blue Velvet, in which it obsesses the psychopath played by Dennis Hopper. Orbison hated this use of the song he hadn't given permission but later came round, no doubt partly because it helped to revive his career. He became part of the all-star pick-up group the Traveling Wilburys, along with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne and Tom Petty, who had an immense success with their only album. http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2012/apr/20/roy-orbison-in-dreams