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Today (Aug. 29) in EP Music History Trivia (win a prize!)

Postby KarenZ » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:41 pm

"And all my friends, when they drop by
can drop a quarter down
and hear Roy Orbison's cry" -- Ellis Paul

On this date in 1964 Roy Orbison’s "Oh, Pretty Woman" was released. Four weeks later, on September 26th, it hit number one and stayed there for 3 weeks. As his second #1 hit, it became the biggest hit of Roy's career.

Since the EP Book Club is going to be reading Into the Wild, I'll send a used copy of the book to the first person who can tell us what Roy Orbison's first #1 hit was. The only person not eligible to win today is the person who won a copy of the book a week or so ago. ;)

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Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:30 pm

Okay, here goes nothing.

Is it Roy's song............ CRYING ?

Won't be if I'm wrong....but it'd be great if I'm right.

I never win anything, well not exactly true. :wink:

CRYING is the only song by Roy Orbison that comes to mind.

Not googlin neether...... :lol:
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Postby john1977 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:33 pm

karen,

i believe that roy's first #1 hit in america was "running scared" in 1961. however, "only the lonely" was a #1 hit in britiain in 1960 so i guess that technically that would be his first #1 hit.

hope that one of them was the one you were htinking of.

thanks,

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Postby paddyinthepub » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:37 pm

John, wow...great guesses and prolly right too. How'd I forget Only The Lonely?

I'm hoping that was a hint in Ellis' lyric from Jukebox that we could hear Roy Orbison cry.

Didn't notice that til after my guess tho.

Good luck OLD MAN...... :lol:
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Postby KarenZ » Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:40 pm

John,

It was indeed "running scared". :)

Please send me a PM with your snail mail address within the next 7 days and I'll pop the book into the mail to you. Hope to see you participate in the Book Club discussion starting on Sept. 25! :)

karen,

i believe that roy's first #1 hit in america was "running scared" in 1961. however, "only the lonely" was a #1 hit in britiain in 1960 so i guess that technically that would be his first #1 hit.



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