January 12, 1989 |
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."
February 23, 1990 |
"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."
February 26, 1990 |
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.
February 28, 1991 |
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.
March 10, 2001 |
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.
May 6, 1990 |
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.