Monument Records & Roy Orbison

Monument Records was an American record label in Washington, D.C. named for the Washington Monument, founded in 1958, by Fred Foster and Buddy Deane (a prominent Baltimore disc jockey at WTTG). Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. 5.0/5

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Limited Edition! The Monument Vinyl Box both celebrates and enriches the legacy of Roy Orbison, one of the rock and roll era's pioneering singer-songwriters. This special box includes his three original classic albums for Monument Records, featuring fully-restored artwork and sounding better t
I am honored to have John Dorris as management. We have talked, planned and both feel like we together are on the brink of something big. He has been a big part of a lot of careers through the years, and has decided to try again with..ME!! Here's a little background on John. John Dorris launched Hallmark Direction Company in 1983 with Don Williams as his first client. Since then, Dorris has managed numerous country artists, including ACM winners Montgomery Gentry and Blake Shelton. His career includes successful tenures at Monument Records and Combine Music Publishing, aiding the careers of artists like Roy Orbison, Kris Kristofferson, Larry Gatlin, Billy Joe Shaver, Billy Swan and others.
hey this just in - my first interview about the new orbison book: The Rhapsody of John Kruth May 17, 2013— Leave a comment JJohn Kruth is both a musician and writer who has penned two previous music biographies before his newest release, Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison. Music Tomes: You’ve previously written about the life and music of Townes Van Zandt and Roland Kirk, how did you come to choose Roy Orbison as your next subject? John Kruth: I have pretty eclectic tastes and listen to all sorts of music from Don Cherry to George Jones to Ravi Shankar to Glenn Gould to Captain Beefheart…. but ultimately its passion for my subject when it all comes down to it. You better love your subject! Roy’s classic sides for Monument, to me, are some of the greatest records made in the last century from the way they were written, performed and recorded. Also the story of his life fascinated me, the way he overcame incredible tragedy and managed to continue creating in spite of the devastatin ...
Roy Orbison shared the following link and had this to say about it: Happy Birthday to Boudleaux Bryant, who would have been 93 today (Born Feb 13, 1920). Here's a great photo of Boudleaux with Roy around the time that Roy signed to Fred Foster's Monument Records!
First recorded by Roy Orbison in 1962 through the Monument Records. The song received a Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 2002. In 2004, Rolling Stones Magazine r...
And, unfortunatley Bradley Studio didn't "get" Buddy so he went back to Texas and cut a hit in someones home studio. Similar thing with Roy Orbison until Bob Moore and Monument Records signed him. That's the way an old fart remembers it.
"Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)" is a 1960 song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson.[1] Recorded by Orbison, it became his first major hit. As an operatic rock ballad, it was a sound unheard of at the time, described by the New York Times as expressing "a clenched, driven urgency".The song was released as a 45rpm single by Monument Records in July 1961 and made No.1 on the United States Cashbox chart for a week on 7th October 1961, although it peaked at No. 2 on the rival Billboard Hot 100.
"Oh, Pretty Woman" is a song, released in 1964, which was a worldwide success for Roy Orbison. Recorded on the Monument Records label in Nashville, Tennessee...
Roy Orbison and this all-star cast of friends (Bruce Springsteen, k.d. lang, Elvis Costello and more) perform Roy's "Leah," recorded on the Monument Records ...
Roy Orbison performs his classic Monument Records hit, "In Dreams" to the live audience of Saturday Night Live May 23, 1987 with host Dennis Hopper. VIDEO US...
1936 – birth of Roy Orbison, American singer and musician. Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988) was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. His greatest success came with Monument Records between 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top Forty, including "Only the Lonely," "Crying," and "Oh, Pretty Woman." His career stagnated through the 1970s, but several covers of his songs and the use of "In Dreams" in David Lynch's Blue Velvet revived his career in the 1980s. In 1988, he joined the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne and also released a new solo album. He died of a heart attack in December that year, at the zenith of his resurgence. His life was marred by tragedy, including ...
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