Rock and Roll History August 29

@RasmaSandra (16998)
Riga, Latvia
August 28, 2016 12:22pm CST
1964 – Roy Orbison gets on the Billboard chart with “Pretty Woman” and the song stays in the top spot for three weeks. That same year The Honeycombs came out with “Have I the Right”. 1970 – Edwin Starr made it on the Billboard singles chart with “War”. The song won the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance. 1987 – Los Lobos had a number one single with the remake of “La Bamba” originally sung by Ritchie Valens. 1992 – Billy Joel did a remake of an Elvis song “All Shook Up””. The song was featured in the soundtrack for the movie “Honeymoon in Vegas”. http://www.classicbands.com/day/august%2029.html
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@louievill (18428)
• Philippines
28 Aug 16
I am a Roy Orbison fan, just rediscovered him lately although I know pretty woman the movie quite well. I did not know that he sang " blue bayou" when i thought Linda Rondst was original, more songs I am discovering like California and dreams, he was much ahead of my time I had spun my motown record thousands of times with " war" when I was in 6th or 7th grade. La bamba appealed to our Spanish heritage but it was more of the Richie Valens version As for billy, i loved that song something about women
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@RasmaSandra (16998)
• Riga, Latvia
29 Aug 16
A great many of Orbison's songs inspire me when I create poetry @louievill
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@louievill (18428)
• Philippines
29 Aug 16
@RasmaSandra oh really? I think it's because Roy wrote songs based on what he truly experienced in his life and he sang it like no other except Roy Orbison
@RasmaSandra (16998)
• Riga, Latvia
29 Aug 16
@louievill the emotional way he sings and the lyrics are what inspire the most.
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@JudyEv (121537)
• Bunbury, Australia
30 Aug 16
Roy Orbison has to be one of the all time greats, surely. :)
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@JohnRoberts (54566)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Aug 16
Could never accept Billy Joel doing Elvis.
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