Thursday, April 23, 2009
Happy Birthday Roy Orbison
I never knew how tragic Roy Orbison's life was until I read CASH by Johnny Cash (they were long time neighbors in Tennessee). For example, 2 years after his wife died in a motorcycle accident, two of his three sons died when they accidentally started the house on fire, burning it to the ground while he was away on tour.
I can't think of an artist (with the exception of maybe Hank Williams) whose music can do a better job of conveying a longing for something better in life.