Radio Doc 9/26/2021: Roy Orbison “The Soul of Rock and Roll”

On September 26, 1964, Roy Orbison started a three week at Number 1 on the US Singles chart with “Oh, Pretty Woman.” The title was inspired by Orbison’s wife, Claudette, interrupting a conversation to announce she was going out. When Orbison asked if she was okay for cash, his co-writer Bill Dees interjected, “A pretty woman never needs any money.”

This Sunday’s WUTK Radio Doc offers up an intimate portrait of Roy Orbison, from his time with the Teen Kings to recording at Sun Records, his huge 60’s hits to his 1980s comeback, and his timeless influence still felt more than 30 years after his untimely death. Tracks including “Only the Lonely” and “Oh, Pretty Woman” plus previously unreleased sessions and home demos are featured. Hosted by Dave Marsh.

Every Sunday, WUTK showcases artists and bands who have shaped the landscape of music history. Join us, Sunday mornings at 8AM Eastern Time, for a different weekend radio documentary feature, right here on 90.3 The Rock.