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The great Roy Orbison
Posted Friday, 1 May 2009 at 17:41

I am about to move away from the desk and start preparing for my eldest daughters birthday and so blogging will be light over the weekend. I have a busy week coming up next week and so I am going to spend my weekend relaxing, visiting places like this     and generally chillin’ out in the Cotswolds. That is after I have finished the rest of my constituency duties which will be on Saturday afternoon.


Earlier in the week I entitled a blog, the touch of your hand. It was obviously from the Roy Orbison song, Crying, which I haven’t been able to get out of my head since it popped in when thinking of a blog title.


Maybe it’s because I’m from Liverpool and grew up with the Beatles as my background music, and had to sit on the steps and watch my mum and her friend Anita screaming as the Beatles flew into Speke Airport - I’m not sure, however, I do have a passion for music from that era, especially the American Crooners. I also, for some weird reason, have Roy Orbison and the Beatles enmeshed as one in my memory – as though they were a band of five.


Anyway, someone has just text me the You Tube link to the original Roy Orbison recording of Crying and other Roy greats. Does anyone sing with that much passion anymore? The same friend has told me that Roy Orbison’s mother’s name was Nadine.


Well I never. Reckon I might pick up a Roy CD over the weekend.


Have a good one everyone.

Mike H said:
Responded: Friday, 1 May 2009
That song was contaminated beyond recovery by a single 'Only Fools and Horses' episode:-
Sally said:
Responded: Friday, 1 May 2009
It was even better, although not as raw when he sang it with KD Lang.
Nightwolf said:
Responded: Friday, 1 May 2009
You need to talk to Iain Dale. he's got some crap music on his site.
Mike said:
Responded: Friday, 1 May 2009
Watch this one Bruce Springsteen is on guitar. Doesnt get any better than that.
Tony said:
Responded: Friday, 1 May 2009
You have wonderful taste in music and please don't overlook the "Supergroup" that Roy Orbison was part of. "The Traveling Wilbury's" and they performed one of my favourites "Handle With Care" could adopt it as your tune!!! Enjoy it
Carole said:
Responded: Friday, 1 May 2009
The version of Roy on his own is moving. I seem to remember he lost his wife and two little boys in a house fire. Probably didn't have to dig deep to find the passion.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Friday, 1 May 2009
Roy Orbison was the inspiration for Elvis. Both gone. It seems like only yesterday.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Friday, 1 May 2009
Why a busy week Nadien? Is there something you want to tell us?
Theresa Williams said:
Responded: Friday, 1 May 2009
Roy orbison wasn't really what you would call a "heart throb" but his music did make your heart race.
Anonymous said:
Responded: Friday, 1 May 2009
The Roy and KD Lang version sends shivers down my spine.
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