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Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Documentary, Music  |  11 November 1988 (USA)
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Singer Roy Orbison performs with such musicians as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits, among others, in a 1940s-type nightclub setting.

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Singer Roy Orbison performs with such musicians as Bruce Springsteen and Tom Waits, among others, in a 1940s-type nightclub setting.

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Written by Roy Orbison / Joe Melson
USA/Canada: Barbara Orbison Music Company / Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. / Orbi-Lee Music / R-Key Darkus (BMI)
Elsewhere: Roy Orbison Music Company / Barbara Orbison Music Company / Acuff-Rose Music, Inc. (BMI)
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One of the best
5 June 2004 | by (Danville, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Local PBS station is showing this one tonight, and well worth seeing. This show was filmed for HBO (not MTV/VH1)in September 1988. They showed it in October, and sadly on December 6, 1988 Roy passed away. Roy was an absolutely incredible singer,who was often forgotten by the time the 1970's rolled around. He started getting noticed again in the 80's. David Lynch included Roy's hit "In Dreams" in his classic film Blue Velvet. People began to remember how great Roy was. In May 1987 he appeared on Saturday Night Live, and was the first singer to sing three songs! Most musical guests only get to sing two on SNL. His career was taking off again by 1988, his joint effort with Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and George Harrison as the Traveling Wilburys was really heating up when Roy died.

If you like real rock and roll music, do not miss Black & White Nights.


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