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Watch The Trailer For Roy Orbison’s ‘Mystery Girl: Unraveled’ Documentary

Last week, we told you about an upcoming 25th anniversary reissue of Roy Orbison‘s 1989 album Mystery Girl. Not only does the reissue include a never-before-heard track “The Way Is Love” (finished by Orbison’s sons), […]

03/26/2014

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New Roy Orbison Track To Appear On ‘Mystery Girl’ Reissue

Orbison’s three sons completed the new track, “The Way Is Love” for the reissue.

03/21/2014

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Roy Orbison’s ‘Oh Pretty Woman’ Named ‘Iconic Riff’

Co-written by Orbison and Bill Dees the song became one of Orbison’s biggest hits to date, selling seven million copies and spending three weeks at number one on both the Billboard Hot 100, and has been covered by Al Green, John Mellencamp, Johnny Rivers, Bon Jovi, Green Day and Van Halen.It also, of course, was used at the title for the 1990 blockbuster movie Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

11/18/2013

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Did You Know: “(Oh) Pretty Woman” By Roy Orbison

Tickets @2 features a #1 hit from 1964 by the late great Roy Orbison, it’s “(Oh) Pretty Woman.”

08/15/2012

The Top Ten Songs THIS WEEK in 1979

It’s late January, 1979 and, in a nail-biter, The Pittsburgh Steelers have just beaten the Dallas Cowboys 35-31 to become the first NFL team to win THREE Super Bowls. “Superman — The Movie,” starring Christopher […]

01/23/2011

The TOP TEN Songs THIS WEEK in 1961

You can hear a lot of these tunes on KRTH’s HD-2 station.  If you don’t have an HD Radio, go to hdradio.com to find out all about the new world of digital broadcasting.  You can […]

01/15/2011

Today In Music History: September 30th

It was on this date in 1955 when [lastfm]James Dean[/lastfm] was killed in an car accident.   Ten years later, [lastfm]Donovan[/lastfm] made his US television debut on Shindig! along with [lastfm]The Hollies[/lastfm], [lastfm]The Turtles[/lastfm] and the […]

09/30/2010

On Tour In Los Angeles

I was thinking about the recent “Rock Star” concerts that passed thru L.A. Starting with Sir [lastfm]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] at the Hollywood Bowl where he started almost an hour late but then played for three solid […]

04/20/2010

Long List of Rock ‘n’ Roll Birthdays This Week!

(The Turtles) Mark Volman, second from left On Monday, April 19th, Mark Volman of the Turtles celebrates his birthday. Tuesday, April 20th, Johnny Tillotson, (“It Keeps Right on a-Hurtin’” and many more early 60’s hits) […]

04/17/2010

The Top 20 Tunes of 1964!!!

The Dreamgirls We look back in our files weekly and bring you the top hits of a current date in a year from the 60’s, 70’s, early 80’s and sometimes a bit beyond, BUT, how […]

04/17/2010

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