On the 50th Anniversary of “Oh, Pretty Woman,” Here Are Five of Roy Orbison’s Best

photo courtesy Glen Erler

Fun fact: Roy Orbison’s classic “Oh, Pretty Woman” was released 50 years ago today (Aug. 29) and remains an incredibly enduring recording all these years later, as well as Roy’s biggest commercial success. Written by Roy and Bill Dees and recorded in Nashville, “Oh, Pretty Woman” went on to become a three-week No. 1 and sold more than 7 million copies. Recently, the documentary Mystery Girl: Unraveled was released and shows the making of Roy’s album of the same name.

Along with “Oh, Pretty Woman,” check out these other tunes by Roy, the mysterious, brooding talent who straddled rock ’n’ roll and country music with ease.

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