Roy Orbison

  1. Del Bryant, Music's Royal Son, Looks Back Ahead of His Retirement

    June 09, 2014 2:45 PM EDT His mom and dad wrote The Everly Brothers' classics, but Del Bryant built his own legacy among songwriters at BMI. This is an extended version of an article first published in the June 14th issue of Billboard Magazine . It's one thing to ...

  2. Buddy Guy, Peter Frampton Among 12 Inducted Into Musicians Hall of Fame

    January 29, 2014 3:14 AM EST The Musicians Hall of Fame inducted 12 new members across the genres, including bluesman Buddy Guy, British rock guitarist Peter Frampton and pedal steel player and country singer Barbara Mandrell. Also inducted during Tuesday's ceremony in N ...

  3. Third Man Records Announces Sun Records Partnership, Reissuing Johnny Cash, Rufus Thomas, Prisonaires

    May 14, 2013 4:32 PM EDT Third Man Records, the Nashville-based label and vinyl manufactory founded by Jack White, announced today a partnership with another Nashville-based label, Sun Records, in order to reissue the iconic label's vast catalog of classic, influen ...

  4. Pete Fornatale, Longtime New York Radio DJ, Dead at 66

    April 26, 2012 4:13 PM EDT Longtime New York radio disk jockey and author Pete Fornatale, best known for his long stints on WFUV-FM and WNEW-FM, died Thursday morning at the age of 66. According to New York's Daily News , He suffered a brain hemorrhage on April 15 and ...

  5. Barbara Orbison, Widow of Roy Orbison, Dies In LA

    December 06, 2011 11:26 PM EST Barbara Orbison, the widow of rock 'n' roll pioneer Roy Orbison, has died in Los Angeles. She was 60. Family spokeswoman Sarah McMullen says Barbara Orbison died Tuesday at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where she had been hospit ...

  6. EU clears Bertelsmann, KKR music rights JV

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT German media group Bertelsmann gained European Union regulatory approval on Wednesday for a joint music rights venture with private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Bertelsmann, which will own 49% of the joint venture, will contribute ...

  7. Traveling Wilburys Reborn

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT After being out of print for more than a decade, the two studio albums from all-star band the Traveling Wilburys will return to the marketplace in a variety of formats June 12 via Wilbury Records/Rhino, Billboard.biz has learned. "Traveling W ...

  8. Nashville Scene

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The staff at Nashville-based Orbison Records is petitioning the United States Postal Service and asking Congress for its support for the creation of a postage stamp honoring Rock and Roll Hall of Fame The staff at Nashville-based Orbison Records i ...

  9. Legendary Guitarist Hank Garland Dies

    December 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Garland, who performed with Elvis Presley, the Everly Brothers, Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline, Charlie Parker and many others, has died at the age of 74. Legendary country, rock and jazz guitarist Hank Ga ...