Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Rockabilly Pioneers Took Familiar Musical Forms and Developed a Genre All Their Own

Almost every fan of rock and roll knows the name Roy Orbison. His song "Pretty Woman" has become a classic and has been covered by many artists over the years. He's also known for his beautiful, smooth, and soaring voice which he used to such great effect on countless rock ballads like "Only the Lonely" which reached #2 on the charts and "Running Scared" which made it all the way to the top spot in 1960. But before he was recording these wonderful rock ballads, laced with string arrangements to compliment Orbison's amazing voice, he was recording rockabilly.

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