Roy Orbison: Black & White Night

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Released 1987

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Roy Orbison
Released:
1987
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Roy Orbison: Black & White Night is a 1988 documentary covering the celebration of one of rock and roll's most unusual stars. Orbison was the songwriter and voice behind such memorable hits as "Pretty Woman," "In Dreams" and "Crying." He began his career at Sun Studios alongside Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis. Famous for his dark glasses and gorgeous voice, Orbison inspired a slew of latter-day musicians. The film showcases an impressive roster of musical guests such as Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and k.d. lang celebrating the rockabilly superstar at the Cocoanut Grove in Los Angeles. Other performers include Jackson Browne, T-Bone Burnett, Bonnie Raitt, and Tom Waits, who join Orbison on some of his greatest hits. The performers join the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer on "Only The Lonely," "Mean Woman Blues" and "In Dreams." The film also includes backstage interviews with the stars about Orbison's influence on their own music.
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