Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Big O

My college roommate once said about Roy Orbison, "His eyes were too close together and he sounded like a wounded deer."

Let's just say we differed. On the part about the wounded deer, anyway. Here's a rare clip of him lip-synching "Only the Lonely," shadeless and looking pretty uncomfortable.

Here he is in better form, doing "It's Over."

A quarter century after he recorded "Crying," his voice was no less amazing when he performed it; this is from the famous Black & White Night concert.

And call me silly, but I got a big kick out of this video for "In Dreams" performed by sock puppets.

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