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Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones

Using previously unseen performances, a biography of rock balladeer Roy Orbison told through his own voice, casting new light on the triumphs and tragedies that beset his career.

Biography of iconic rock balladeer Roy Orbison told through his own voice, casting new light on the triumphs and tragedies that beset his career. Using previously unseen performances, home movies and interviews with many who have never spoken before, the film reveals Orbison's remote Texas childhood, his battles to get his voice heard, and how he created lasting hits like Only the Lonely and Crying.

The film follows Roy's rollercoaster life, often reflected in the dark lyrics of his songs, from success to rejection to rediscovery in the 80s with The Traveling Wilburys supergroup. It uncovers the man behind the shades, including interviews with his sons, many close friends and collaborators like Jeff Lynne, T Bone Burnett, Bobby Goldsboro and Marianne Faithfull.

19 days left to watch

59 minutes

Last on

Fri 12 Jul 2019 22:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Roy Orbison

    Oh, Pretty Woman

    • SONY.
  • Roy Orbison

    Ride Away

    • POLYDOR.
  • Roy Orbison

    In Dreams

    • SONY.
  • Big Maceo

    Come On Home

    • SONY.
  • The Teen Kings

    TK Blues

    • Fuel 2000.
  • The Teen Kings

    Rock House

    • Fuel 2000.
  • The Teen Kings

    A True Love Goodbye

    • Fuel 2000.
  • Roy Orbison & The Teen Kings

    Ooby Dooby

    • ROLLERCOASTER.
  • Roy Orbison

    Chicken Hearted

    • UNIVERSAL.
  • Floyd Cramer

    Last Date

    • Jasmine Records.
  • Roy Orbison

    Uptown

    • Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd.
  • Roy Orbison

    Only the Lonely (Know the Way I Feel)

    • SONY.
  • Roy Orbison

    Blue Angel

    • SONY.
  • Roy Orbison

    Claudette

    • SONY.
  • Roy Orbison

    Go Go Go

    • ROLLERCOASTER.
  • Roy Orbison

    Running Scared

    • SONY.
  • Roy Orbison

    Crying

    • SONY.
  • Roy Orbison

    Mean Woman Blues

    • SONY.
  • Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash

    Oh Pretty Woman

    • SONY.
  • Roy Orbison

    It's Over

    • SONY.
  • Roy Orbison

    Too Soon to Know

    • Orbison Records Ltd.
  • Roy Orbison

    Twinkle Toes

    • Orbison Records Ltd.
  • Roy Orbison

    One of The Lonely Ones

    • UNIVERSAL (re-mastered).
  • Roy Orbison

    Unchained Melody

    • SONY.
  • Roy Orbison

    Sweet Mamma Blue

    • SONY.
  • Roy Orbison

    Lana

    • SONY.
  • Roy Orbison

    Blue Bayou

    • SONY.
  • Linda Ronstadt

    Blue Bayou

    • WARNER MUSIC UK LTD.
  • Van Halen

    Oh Pretty Woman

    • WARNER MUSIC UK LTD.
  • Roy Orbison

    In Dreams

    • WARNER MUSIC UK LTD.
  • Roy Orbison

    Leah

  • Roy Orbison & Bruce Springsteen

    Only The Lonely

    • SONY.
  • Roy Orbison

    Crying

    • SONY.
  • Traveling Wilburys

    Handle with Care

    • T.Wilbury Ltd.
  • 00:24

    Roy Orbison

    Running Scared

  • 00:51

    Roy Orbison

    In Dreams

  • 00:58

    Traveling Wilburys

    Handle With Care

Credits

Role Contributor
Producer Jeremy Marre
Director Jeremy Marre

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