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Roy Orbison artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music
May 3, 2010 The singer-songwriter's melancholy style had a tremendous influence on American rock and pop music.
December 6, 2008 Roy Orbison wrote his greatest hit while his wife walked "down the street" to the store.
November 17, 2006 New-folk artist M. Ward talks about his latest CD, Post-War and shares some of his favorite reco...
May 26, 2008 Oliver Wang discusses music recordings the Library of Congress has decided to preserve this year.
April 29, 2011 Rock historian Ed Ward looks at the 17 singles that put Roy Orbison and his label on the map.
July 11, 2011 Hear an eclectic mix of music born and raised in the Lone Star State.
April 27, 2011 Orbison's biggest hits, like "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Crying," are indelible. Hear eight of the best.
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