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Roy Orbison

May 3, 2010 The singer-songwriter's melancholy style had a tremendous influence on American rock and pop music.

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December 6, 2008 Roy Orbison wrote his greatest hit while his wife walked "down the street" to the store.

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November 17, 2006 New-folk artist M. Ward talks about his latest CD, Post-War and shares some of his favorite reco...

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May 26, 2008 Oliver Wang discusses music recordings the Library of Congress has decided to preserve this year.

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Roy Orbison.

April 29, 2011 Rock historian Ed Ward looks at the 17 singles that put Roy Orbison and his label on the map.

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Johnny "Guitar" Watson.

July 11, 2011 Hear an eclectic mix of music born and raised in the Lone Star State.

Roy Orbison.

April 27, 2011 Orbison's biggest hits, like "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "Crying," are indelible. Hear eight of the best.

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Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 [Bonus Tracks]

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  • Album: Traveling Wilburys, Vol. 1 [Bonus Tracks]
  • Artist: The Traveling Wilburys
  • Label: Rhino
  • Released: 1988
 

Essential Roy Orbison

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  • Album: Essential Roy Orbison
  • Artist: Roy Orbison
  • Label: Sony/BMG
  • Released: 2006
 

Best of Both Worlds

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  • Album: Best of Both Worlds
  • Artist: Van Halen
  • Label: Wea Japan
  • Released: 2004
 

This Time by Basie: Hits of the 50's

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  • Album: This Time by Basie: Hits of the 50's
  • Artist: Count Basie
  • Label: Warner Bros.
 

The Monument Singles Collection

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  • Album: The Monument Singles Collection
  • Artist: Roy Orbison
  • Released: 2011