Roy Orbison

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Roy Orbison’s ‘Oh Pretty Woman’ Named ‘Iconic Riff’

Co-written by Orbison and Bill Dees the song became one of Orbison’s biggest hits to date, selling seven million copies and spending three weeks at number one on both the Billboard Hot 100, and has been covered by Al Green, John Mellencamp, Johnny Rivers, Bon Jovi, Green Day and Van Halen.It also, of course, was used at the title for the 1990 blockbuster movie Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts and Richard Gere.

11/18/2013

SXSW Keynote: Bruce Springsteen - 2012 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival

Bruce Springsteen at SXSW: Loves Doo-Wop, Soul, Ripped Off The Animals

Bruce Springsteen‘s much-anticipated keynote speech at South By Southwest entertained the audience nearly as much as his roof-raising concerts with The E Street Band.

03/15/2012

Don McLean Onstage in 2008 (Getty Images/Kristian Dowling)

Rock Flashback: Don McLean Beyond “American Pie”

“American Pie” will be mentioned in the first line of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Don McLean[/lastfm]’s obituary, but there was more to his career than a single iconic song. Find out about the rest of Don McLean.

01/17/2012

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