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Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison

American musician
Early rock singer whose near-operatic voice and dark, broken-hearted songs influenced a generation of artists.
BornApril 23, 1936
HometownVernon, Texas, United States
Net worth$20 million
Height5'11" (1.80m)
SpouseBarbara Orbison, Claudette Frady, Claudette Frady
ChildrenAlex Orbison, Roy Orbison Jr.
ParentsNadine Shultz, Orbie Lee Orbison
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Singer-Songwriter Al Staehely Stops By LifeMinute to Play Two Songs off New American Album, Somewhere in West Texas

Lawyer by day and musician by night , Al Staehely is the only person on the planet who has played Carnegie Hall and provided legal services for Stevie Ray Vaughan. The Austin-born singer-songwriter got his start in LA when he and his brother John were asked to join the critically acclaimed band Spirit. After that, he and his brother went on to form their own band, Staehely Brothers, before Staehely returned to Texas and dusted off his law degree in 1980. Back in Texas, he continued music, performing with the likes of Roy Orbison, Jefferson Starship, Emmylou Harris -- two European tours with John Cipollina and Nick Gravenites (of Quicksilver Messenger Service and The Electric Flag, respectively) and even did a show with Rodney Dangerfield. Just as he was beginning to build his law practice, Polydor Records came calling, and in 1982, he released the solo record Staehely's Comet in Europe. In 2011, Steady Boy Records oversaw the first US release of the album, with the new title, Al Staehely and 10k Hours . In 2013, Cadillac Cowboys , an EP by Al Staehely & The Explosives, was also released on Steady Boy Records. Staehely 's latest album, Somewhere in West Texas, released earlier this year, is an Americana album where his Texas roots really shine through. He stopped by the LifeMinute Studios to tell us all about it and perform a few songs from the new record.
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MOVIES & TV SHOWS

The Fastest Guitar Alive
The Fastest Guitar Alive
1h 27min
1967

Albums

Singles Collection
Singles Collection
1990
Sun Years: 1956-1958
Sun Years: 1956-1958
1989
Black & White Night [Live]
Black & White Night [Live]
1989
Opus Collection
Opus Collection
2011
Purely Roy Orbison
Purely Roy Orbison
2008
Essential [Madacy]
Essential [Madacy]
2006
Very Best of Roy Orbison [Sony/BMG Australia]
Very Best of Roy Orbison [Sony/BMG Australia]
2006
Many Moods of Roy Orbison/The Big O
Many Moods of Roy Orbison/The Big O
2004
Most Famous Hits: The Album [CD 2]
Most Famous Hits: The Album [CD 2]
2003
Most Famous Hits: The Album [CD 1]
Most Famous Hits: The Album [CD 1]
2003
Go! Go! Go!
Go! Go! Go!
2002
Only the Lonely [Digimode]
Only the Lonely [Digimode]
2002
Roy Orbison Collection, Vol. 1
Roy Orbison Collection, Vol. 1
2001
Roy Orbison Collection, Vol. 2
Roy Orbison Collection, Vol. 2
2001
Great Roy Orbison: Original Hits
Great Roy Orbison: Original Hits
2000
Rock 'N' Roll Ballads
Rock 'N' Roll Ballads
1999
Very Best of Roy Orbison [Virgin 1996]
Very Best of Roy Orbison [Virgin 1996]
1996
Best of Roy Orbison [Columbia]
Best of Roy Orbison [Columbia]
1996
In Dreams/Orbisongs
In Dreams/Orbisongs
1993
Sings Lonely and Blue/Crying
Sings Lonely and Blue/Crying
1993
Greatest Hits: Live!
Greatest Hits: Live!
1993
Best of His Rare Solo Classics
Best of His Rare Solo Classics
1991
Ride Away
Ride Away
1991
Only the Lonely
Only the Lonely
1991

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