Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison
Aliases
Roy Orbison and The Roses
Roy Orbison with Orchestra & Chorus
Real name
Roy Kelton Orbison
Born
April 23, 1936
Died
December 6, 1988
Country
United States
IPI
00022974973
00130059417
00130158611
Member of
The Teen Kings
Traveling Wilburys
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Originals

Title Performer Release date Covered by
January 1989 Sue Moreno
January 1959 (2 artists)
January 1989 (9 artists)
June 1967 Johnny Cash
August 1960 (4 artists)
July 1963 (82 artists)
February 1964 Ray Pilgrim with Gerry Glenn & His Orchestra
January 1966 Ted Herold
January 1989 (16 artists)
July 1961 (24 artists)
January 1989 (3 artists)
December 1, 1957 (2 artists)
1984 (12 artists)
October 1965 P.J. Proby
July 1961 (79 artists)
1973 (2 artists)
January 1962 (53 artists)
May 1963 (3 artists)
May 1, 1956 (23 artists)
June 1967 Bob Moore and His Orchestra
September 1967 (5 artists)
January 12, 1970 Bob Luman
1991 (19 artists)
July 1965 Bob Luman
February 1963 (30 artists)
January 1989 Jerry Hadley
April 1964 (23 artists)
August 1962 (5 artists)
June 1962 Arlene Harden
1961 (3 artists)
March 1969 Arlene Harden
August 1964 (108 artists)
1976 Conny Vandenbos
1975 Carlos and The Bandidos
May 1960 (43 artists)
September 1959 Alan Leatherwood
August 4, 1969 (2 artists)
June 1967 (3 artists)
November 1963 (47 artists)
June 1967 Bob Moore and His Orchestra
September 1956 (8 artists)
June 1967 Waldemar Matuška
March 1961 (24 artists)
January 1989 (2 artists)
April 1970 (2 artists)
September 1968 Bob Luman
March 1957 (4 artists)
June 1962 (2 artists)
June 1967 (2 artists)
November 25, 1966 Jiří Korn
August 1960 (6 artists)
December 1960 Gene Pitney
1976 (3 artists)
November 1959 Robert Gordon
June 1968 (2 artists)
June 24, 1985 Glenn Gregory and Claudia Brücken
August 1962 (3 artists)
August 1964 (3 artists)
January 1989 (27 artists)

Covers by Roy Orbison

Title Performer Release date Originally by
September 30, 2008 Elvis Presley, Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, Young Jessie with Maxwell Davis & Orch., Johnny Cash
December 1960 Don Gibson
July 1963 The Everly Brothers
September 1975 Gladys Knight & The Pips
August 1970 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
July 1963 (unknown)
January 1967 Don Gibson
May 15, 1986 John Fogerty
January 1967 Don Gibson
1969 George Hamilton IV
December 1960 The Everly Brothers
November 1969 The Johnson Brothers
August 1970 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
December 1960 Ruth Casey with Graham Prince Ensemble
1987 Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus
September 1975 Buck Owens
November 1972 (unknown), Ernestine Schumann-Heink
May 1963 Jim Reeves
July 1963 The Pied Pipers with Paul Weston and His Orchestra
Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) Roy Orbison 1989 Unverified
September 24, 1973 John Henry Kurtz
January 1967 Don Gibson
1974 Rudi Richardson
January 1967 Don Gibson
May 1969 Don Gibson
October 20, 1992 Frankie Miller
November 1969 The Beach Boys
August 1970 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
July 1963 Steve Lawrence
August 1970 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
1960 Don Gibson
November 1972 The Crickets
August 1965 Conway Twitty
August 1970 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
November 1972 Charlie Louvin
1961 Chuck Willis and His Band
September 24, 1973 Otis Redding
September 24, 1973 Glen Campbell
May 15, 1986 Johnny Cash
August 1970 (unknown), Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
August 1970 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
1962 The Velvets featuring Virgil Johnson
November 1969 Chris Kenner
August 1970 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
July 1965 Shirley & Lee
July 1963 Les Baxter with His Chorus and Orchestra
March 1961 The Everly Brothers
1979 Bobby Bare
August 1963 Elvis Presley with The Jordanaires
September 18, 1972 Chuck Berry
November 1969 Barrett Strong
May 1969 Riz Ortolani e Nino Oliviero, Steve Lawrence
July 1963 Orchester Georges Boulanger, Ambrose & His Orchestra
July 1963 Roy Acuff and His Smoky Mountain Boys
September 2007 Roy Orbison and The Candy Men
January 1967 Don Gibson
November 1969 The Platters
September 1975 Johnny Ace
September 1975 Don Gibson
1972 Mickey Newbury
November 1972 The Newbeats
November 1969 Jo Stafford with Vocal Group and Paul Weston and His Orchestra
January 12, 1970 Mickey Gilley
1962 (unknown), Jimmy Bell
September 1975 LaVern Baker with Orchestra and Chorus directed by Ray Ellis
October 1958 Bobby Denton
September 24, 1973 Neil Diamond
January 1967 Don Gibson
January 1989 Elvis Costello & The Attractions
1962 The Platters
September 24, 1973 Renee Armand
August 1970 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
November 1972 Edith Piaf & Les compagnons de la chanson, The Melody Maids
1965 (unknown)
November 13, 2007 Florida Normal Industrial Institute Quartet
August 1966 Don Gibson
Tryin' to Get to You Roy Orbison and Teen Kings March 1956 Unverified
May 1969 Jerry Orbach
May 1969 Todd Duncan
May 15, 1986 Waylon Jennings
February 1964 Ray Charles
May 1969 Gilbert Bécaud, Jane Morgan
November 1969 The Louvin Brothers
September 24, 1973 Georgie Fame
January 1967 Don Gibson
September 24, 1973 Eddy Arnold
September 24, 1973 Bobby G. Rice
August 1970 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys
September 1956 Johnny Cash
August 1970 Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys

Songs written by Roy Orbison

Original songs

Title Written by Originally by Original date Covered by
Almost Eighteen Roy Orbison Roy Orbison January 1959 Covered by (2 artists)
A Love So Beautiful Roy Orbison, Jeff Lynne Roy Orbison January 1989 Covered by (9 artists)
Best Friend Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison June 1967 Covered by Johnny Cash
Blue Angel Roy Orbison, Joe Melson Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus August 1960 Covered by (4 artists)
Blue Bayou Roy Orbison, Joe Melson Roy Orbison July 1963 Covered by (82 artists)
Borne on the Wind Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison February 1964 Covered by Ray Pilgrim with Gerry Glenn & His Orchestra
Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison January 1966 Covered by Ted Herold
California Blue Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne Roy Orbison January 1989 Covered by (16 artists)
Careless Heart Roy Orbison, Albert Hammond, Diane Warren Roy Orbison January 1989 Covered by (3 artists)
Cast Iron Arm Roy Orbison, Norman Petty, Jim Scott Peanuts Wilson November 1957 Covered by (7 artists)
Claudette Roy Orbison Roy Orbison 1984 Covered by (12 artists)
Crawling Back Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison October 1965 Covered by P.J. Proby
Crying Roy Orbison, Joe Melson Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus July 1961 Covered by (79 artists)
Domino Roy Orbison, Norman Petty Roy Orbison 1973 Covered by (2 artists)
End of the Line Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne Traveling Wilburys October 18, 1988 Covered by (9 artists)
Falling Roy Orbison Roy Orbison May 1963 Covered by (3 artists)
Go! Go! Go! Roy Orbison Roy Orbison and Teen Kings May 1, 1956 Covered by (23 artists)
Good Time Party Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison June 1967 Covered by Bob Moore and His Orchestra
Handle with Care Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne Traveling Wilburys October 18, 1988 Covered by (12 artists)
Heading for the Light Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne Traveling Wilburys October 18, 1988 Covered by Ed Payne
How Do You Start Over Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison January 12, 1970 Covered by Bob Luman
(I Get So) Sentimental Roy Orbison, Joe Melson Roy Orbison July 1965 Covered by Bob Luman
I'm in a Blue, Blue Mood Roy Orbison, Joe Melson Conway Twitty May 1961 Covered by Roy Orbison
In Dreams Roy Orbison Roy Orbison February 1963 Covered by (30 artists)
It's Over Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison April 1964 Covered by (23 artists)
I've Had My Moments Roy Orbison, Joe Melson, Ray Rush David Box August 1962 Covered by Alan Leatherwood
Lana Roy Orbison, Joe Melson The Velvets featuring Virgil Johnson August 1961 Covered by (8 artists)
Léah Roy Orbison Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus August 1962 Covered by (5 artists)
Lookin' for Love Roy Orbison, Joe Melson Bobby Vee and The Crickets 1962 Covered by (2 artists)
Mama Roy Orbison, Joe Melson, Ray Rush Roy Orbison June 1962 Covered by Arlene Harden
My Friend Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison March 1969 Covered by Arlene Harden
Not Alone Any More Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne Traveling Wilburys October 18, 1988 Covered by (3 artists)
Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison and The Candy Men August 1964 Covered by (108 artists)
One More Time Roy Orbison Roy Orbison 1975 Covered by Carlos and The Bandidos
Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel) Roy Orbison, Joe Melson Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus May 1960 Covered by (43 artists)
Paper Boy Roy Orbison Roy Orbison with Orchestra & Chorus September 1959 Covered by Alan Leatherwood
Pistolero Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison June 1967 Covered by (3 artists)
Rattled Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne Traveling Wilburys October 18, 1988 Covered by Ed Payne
River Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison June 1967 Covered by Bob Moore and His Orchestra
Rollin' On Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison June 1967 Covered by Waldemar Matuška
Running Scared Roy Orbison, Joe Melson Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus March 1961 Covered by (24 artists)
See Ruby Fall Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison Johnny Cash October 1969 Covered by (2 artists)
So Long I'm Gone Roy Orbison Warren Smith April 15, 1957 Covered by (2 artists)
So Young Roy Orbison, Roger Christian, Mike Curb Roy Orbison April 1970 Covered by (2 artists)
Sugar Man Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison September 1968 Covered by Bob Luman
The Crowd Roy Orbison, Joe Melson Roy Orbison June 1962 Covered by (2 artists)
The Fastest Guitar Alive Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison June 1967 Covered by (2 artists)
There Won't Be Many Coming Home Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison November 25, 1966 Covered by Jiří Korn
Tweeter and the Monkey Man Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne Traveling Wilburys October 18, 1988 Covered by (5 artists)
Up Town Roy Orbison, Joe Melson Roy Orbison November 1959 Covered by Robert Gordon
Walk On Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison June 1968 Covered by (2 artists)
What Kind of Love Roy Orbison, Will Jennings, Rodney Crowell Rodney Crowell May 19, 1992 Covered by Mike Walker
When the Blue Hour Comes Roy Orbison, Will Jennings, Rodney Crowell Rodney Crowell 1986 Covered by Joan Osborne
Wild Hearts Time Roy Orbison, Will Jennings Roy Orbison June 24, 1985 Covered by Glenn Gregory and Claudia Brücken
Workin' for the Man Roy Orbison Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus August 1962 Covered by (3 artists)
Yo te amo Maria Roy Orbison, Bill Dees Roy Orbison and The Candy Men August 1964 Covered by (3 artists)
You Got It Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne Roy Orbison January 1989 Covered by (27 artists)
You've Got Love Roy Orbison, Norman Petty, Johnny Wilson The Crickets November 1957 Covered by Teddie Palmer

Releases

Albums

Title Performer Release date Label
At the Rock House Roy Orbison 1961 Sun
Big O Roy Orbison November 1969 London Records
Class of '55 - Memphis Rock & Roll Homecoming Carl Perkins - Jerry Lee Lewis - Roy Orbison - Johnny Cash May 15, 1986 America Records [1]
Crying Roy Orbison 1962 Monument
Hank Williams the Roy Orbison Way Roy Orbison August 1970 MGM
I'm Still in Love with You Roy Orbison September 1975 Mercury
In Dreams Roy Orbison July 1963 Monument
King of Hearts Roy Orbison October 20, 1992 Virgin
Laminar Flow Roy Orbison 1979 Asylum
Lonely and Blue Roy Orbison December 1960 Monument
Memphis Roy Orbison November 1972 MGM
Milestones Roy Orbison September 24, 1973 MGM
More of Roy Orbison's Greatest Hits Roy Orbison July 1964 Monument
Mystery Girl Roy Orbison January 1989 Virgin
Orbisongs Roy Orbison July 1965 Monument
Regeneration Roy Orbison 1976 Monument
Roy Orbison Sings Don Gibson Roy Orbison January 1967 MGM
Roy Orbison's Many Moods Roy Orbison May 1969 MGM
The Best of Roy Orbison Roy Orbison 1974 Trip
The Big O Roy Orbison 1975 Charly Records
The Fastest Guitar Alive Roy Orbison June 1967 MGM
There Is Only One Roy Orbison Roy Orbison August 1965 MGM
The Soul of Rock and Roll Roy Orbison September 30, 2008 Legacy
The Sun Years Roy Orbison 1984 Charly Records

Singles

Title Performer Release date Label
Almost Eighteen Roy Orbison January 1959 RCA Victor
Beautiful Dreamer Roy Orbison November 1963 Monument
Blue Angel Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus August 1960 Monument
Blue Bayou Roy Orbison August 1963 Monument
Borne on the Wind Roy Orbison February 1964 London Monument
Breakin' Up Is Breakin' My Heart Roy Orbison January 1966 MGM
Break My Mind Roy Orbison 1969 London Records
Chicken-Hearted Roy Orbison December 1, 1957 Sun
Crawling Back Roy Orbison October 1965 MGM
Crying Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus July 1961 Monument
Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream) Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus January 1962 Monument
Falling Roy Orbison May 1963 Monument
Heartache Roy Orbison September 1968 MGM
I'm Hurtin' Roy Orbison 1960 Monument
In Dreams Roy Orbison February 1963 Monument
It's Over Roy Orbison April 1964 Monument
Memphis, Tennessee Roy Orbison September 18, 1972 MGM
My Friend Roy Orbison March 1969 MGM
Oh, Pretty Woman Roy Orbison and The Candy Men August 1964 Monument
Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel) Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus May 1960 Monument
Ooby Dooby Roy Orbison and Teen Kings May 1, 1956 Sun
Paper Boy Roy Orbison with Orchestra & Chorus September 1959 Monument
Penny Arcade Roy Orbison August 4, 1969 MGM
Remember the Good Roy Orbison 1972 MGM
Rockhouse Roy Orbison and Teen Kings September 1956 Sun
Running Scared Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus March 1961 Monument
Seems to Me Roy Orbison October 1958 RCA Victor
She Roy Orbison September 1967 MGM
She Cheats on Me Roy Orbison January 12, 1970 MGM
So Young (Love Theme from "Zabriskie Point) Roy Orbison April 1970 MGM
Sweet and Easy to Love Roy Orbison and The Roses March 1957 Sun
The Crowd Roy Orbison June 1962 Monument
There Won't Be Many Coming Home Roy Orbison November 25, 1966 London Records
Too Soon to Know Roy Orbison August 1966 MGM
Up Town Roy Orbison November 1959 Monument
Walk On Roy Orbison June 1968 MGM
Wild Hearts (...Time) Roy Orbison June 24, 1985 ZTT
Workin' for the Man Roy Orbison with Bob Moore's Orch. & Chorus August 1962 Monument

Performances also appear on

Title Performer Release date Label
Hiding Out various artists 1987 Virgin America
Indecent Proposal - Music Taken from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack John Barry April 6, 1993 MCA Records
Let's Swing the Jingle for Coca-Cola various artists 1965 Coca-Cola
Nintendo White Knuckle Scorin' various artists 1991 MCA Records
Sun Rockabillys - Put Your Cat Clothes On various artists 1973 Sun [1]
The Best of the Johnny Cash TV Show 1969-1971 Johnny Cash September 2007 Legacy
The Johnny Cash Christmas Special 1977 Johnny Cash November 13, 2007 Shout! Factory
The Shape of the Universe - a Souvenir of Insignificance various artists 1985 ZTT

Tributes

Title Performer Release date Label
Arlene Harden Sings Roy Orbison Arlene Harden 1969 Columbia
Only the Lonely - An Instrumental Country Tribute to Roy Orbison CMH Studio Artists 2000 CMH Records
Orbisongs Aliocha Thevenet November 2, 2017 (self-released)
Orbisongs - Tribute to a Man in Black Bandit 2005 Onadisc
Remembering Roy Orbison - Only the Lonely Peter Williams 2013 Lone Rider Records
Roy - A Tribute to Roy Orbison Damien Leith April 15, 2011 Sony Music

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