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button.gif (123 bytes) April 23, 1936 - December 6, 1988
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 5
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ROLLING STONE: '100 Greatest Artists of All Time': # 37
button.gif (123 bytes) ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: 1987

 
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1981...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Orbison won a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("That Lovin' You Feelin' Again" with Emmylou Harris).

1987...

Roy Orbison - Orbisongsbutton.gif (123 bytes) Orbison was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Orbison was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group (Class Of '55 with Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash).

1988...

September
Roy Orbison - "Oh, Pretty Woman" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "Pretty Woman" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award for Best Stage Performance Video.

1989...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Orbison hit the Top 40 with "You Got It."
button.gif (123 bytes) Orbison won a Grammy Award for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group ("Crying" with k.d. lang).

April
Roy Orbison - 'Crying' (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Orbison hit the Top 10 with "You Got It."

1990...

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Orbison was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance ("You Got It").

1991...

February
Roy Orbisonbutton.gif (123 bytes) Orbison won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance ("Crying").

1998...

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Ranked # 49 on VH1: Greatest Artists of Rock & Roll (and # 50 on Rock On The Net's Poll).

2000...

January
Roy Orbison - 'Essential'button.gif (123 bytes) VH1: 100 Greatest Rock Songs included "Oh, Pretty Woman" at # 29.

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone & MTV: 100 Greatest Pop Songs included "Oh, Pretty Woman" at # 23.

2004..

April
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Rolling Stone: The Immortals - The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time included Orbison at # 37.

December
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Songs of All-Timebutton.gif (123 bytes) Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time included "Crying" at # 69.

2008...

December
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Rolling Stone: 'The Greatest Singers' includes Orbison at # 13.

2011...

April
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Roy Orbison: The Monument Singles Collection was released.



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