Roy Orbison

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    Roy Orbison is currently #62 on:

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    The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s

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    Singer

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    Roy Orbison is currently #105 on:

    The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time

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    Roy Orbison is currently #57 on:

    The Best Rock Vocalists

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    Roy Orbison is currently #19 on:

    Rank the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

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    Inducted in 1987.

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    Roy Orbison is currently #72 on:

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    Roy Orbison is currently #41 on:

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    Roy Orbison is currently #6 on:

    Top Pop Artists of the 1960s

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    Roy Orbison is #6 on:

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    Roy Orbison is #64 on:

    Top 100 Artists of All Time

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    Roy Orbison is #3 on:

    13 Famous People Surrounded By Tragedy

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    In 1966, Roy Orbison's wife, Claudette Frady, was killed when the couple were riding motorcycles. She was hit by a semi truck and kille...

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    Roy Orbison is #76 on:

    103 Celebrities Who Have Entire Species Named After Them

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    Orectochilus orbisonorum (Whirligig beetle)

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    Roy Orbison is #26 on:

    30 Celebrities Who Lost Children

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    Roy Orbison's two oldest sons, Roy and Anthony, died in a house fire in 1968.  Orbison was on tour at the time of the fire.

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    Roy Orbison is #19 on:

    27 Famous People Who Were Widowed Young

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    Roy Orbison was widowed at age 30. His wife of 8 years, Claudette Frady, was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1966 at age 24. The cou...

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    Roy Orbison is #8 on:

    Great Songwriters

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