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December 8, 2011 | Randy Lewis
When singer Roy Orbison was touring England in 1968, it had been four years since he last appeared at the top of the charts with "Oh, Pretty Woman," even though he continued playing live and recording long after the pulse of rock music shifted away from his signature brand of sweepingly operatic pop. At a show in Leeds on that tour, he met 18-year-old German fan Barbara Ann Marie Wellhoener Jakobs, and within a year the two were married....
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September 12, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Roy Orbison's “In Dreams -- Greatest Hits,” an unusual 1987 compilation with latter-day performances by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, is being reissued Sept. 17 after being out of circulation for nearly two decades. The double album set, featuring “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel),” “Crying,” “Runnin' Scared” and 13 more tracks, was recorded less than two years before Orbison died in 1988 of a heart attack at age 52. It's one of the rare collections of re-recorded material that is as highly regarded as the artist's original recordings because of the high quality of the newer versions.
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January 12, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Roy Orbison, who died Dec. 6 in Hendersonville, Tenn., left an estate valued at $625,000, including a $350,000 house in Malibu. His personal belongings go to his wife, Barbara Orbison, who also was named executor. She was authorized to appoint a consultant to watch over Orbison's royalties and consider publishing his biography. Orbison's hit records included "Only the Lonely" and "Pretty Woman."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2011 | Randy Lewis
When singer Roy Orbison was touring England in 1968, it had been four years since he last appeared at the top of the charts with "Oh, Pretty Woman," even though he continued playing live and recording long after the pulse of rock music shifted away from his signature brand of sweepingly operatic pop. At a show in Leeds on that tour, he met 18-year-old German fan Barbara Ann Marie Wellhoener Jakobs, and within a year the two were married....
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
Roy Orbison's “In Dreams -- Greatest Hits,” an unusual 1987 compilation with latter-day performances by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, is being reissued Sept. 17 after being out of circulation for nearly two decades. The double album set, featuring “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel),” “Crying,” “Runnin' Scared” and 13 more tracks, was recorded less than two years before Orbison died in 1988 of a heart attack at age 52. It's one of the rare collections of re-recorded material that is as highly regarded as the artist's original recordings because of the high quality of the newer versions.
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February 23, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
"Roy always said that inside each rock performer there's a homeless person, because you start out by sleeping on people's couches," said Barbara Orbison, speaking about her late husband Roy. "Now Roy's music is actually helping people maybe to have a place to put their heads at night."
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February 26, 1990 | KEVIN ALLMAN
THE SCENE: Backstage at the Universal Amphitheater, where Roy Orbison's wife, Barbara, organized an all-star tribute Saturday night to her late husband. Proceeds from the concert benefited Los Angeles and national homeless charities; more money will be raised when the concert airs this spring on Showtime. A party underwritten by RC Cola followed the concert. (See Robert Hilburn's review, F1.
NEWS
February 28, 1991 | BETTY GOODWIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Even though there were moments when it felt suspiciously like a peace rally, Tuesday night's fund-raiser for the Shelter Partnership was no '60s flashback. Joan Baez, who provided the evening's entertainment, couldn't resist a chance to to speak out against war. "I'm always grateful to have a platform," she said. But otherwise, the evening's focus was Los Angeles' growing homeless population.
BUSINESS
March 10, 2001 | P.J. Huffstutter
The record industry said it will e-mail Napster Inc. a list of 135,000 copyrighted songs that the beleaguered song-swapping company will have to block from its service by Wednesday to comply with a federal court order. The list includes artist names, song and album titles, and variations on digital file names that Napster users used to identify each song on the Napster system, according to officials at the trade group Recording Industry Assn. of America.
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May 6, 1990 | CHRIS WILLMAN
February's star-studded tribute to the late Roy Orbison at Universal Amphitheatre--taped for a Showtime special premiering Saturday at 10 p.m.--was an event where, in the words made famous by another benefit, egos really did seem to be checked at the door. Orbison was enough of a legend--and a gentle man--that, even in death, he reduces grown celebrities to childlike fans.
NEWS
February 26, 1990 | KEVIN ALLMAN
THE SCENE: Backstage at the Universal Amphitheater, where Roy Orbison's wife, Barbara, organized an all-star tribute Saturday night to her late husband. Proceeds from the concert benefited Los Angeles and national homeless charities; more money will be raised when the concert airs this spring on Showtime. A party underwritten by RC Cola followed the concert. (See Robert Hilburn's review, F1.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 23, 1990 | STEVE HOCHMAN
"Roy always said that inside each rock performer there's a homeless person, because you start out by sleeping on people's couches," said Barbara Orbison, speaking about her late husband Roy. "Now Roy's music is actually helping people maybe to have a place to put their heads at night."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Roy Orbison, who died Dec. 6 in Hendersonville, Tenn., left an estate valued at $625,000, including a $350,000 house in Malibu. His personal belongings go to his wife, Barbara Orbison, who also was named executor. She was authorized to appoint a consultant to watch over Orbison's royalties and consider publishing his biography. Orbison's hit records included "Only the Lonely" and "Pretty Woman."
NEWS
May 10, 1990 | KEVIN ALLMAN
Whenever Michael Jackson is honored, it's news. Heck, whenever he leaves the house, it's news. And the promise of seeing the entertainer collect yet another award was enough to get almost every photographer and camera crew in Hollywood to the Regent Beverly Wilshire Tuesdayafternoon, when Jackson was honored at a lunch thrown by the music publishing organization BMI.
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