Roy Orbison vs Elvis Presley

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Singer-songwriter
The King of Rock and Roll, Singer Actor
Net worth 2018
Singers
Industry
Singers
Vernon
Residence
Tupelo
United States
Country
United States
23/04/1936
BirthDay
08/01/1935
December 6, 1988
Died On
August 16, 1977
Odessa College, Wink High School
Education
Humes High School (1953)
NET WORTH STATISTIC
TIMELINE
1988

Orbison died of a heart attack in Tennessee at the age of 52 on December 6, 1988

1980

Orbison had managed a successful comeback by the late 1980s and joined the all-star super group ‘The Traveling Wilburys’, alongside Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and George Harrison and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

1969

He married for the second time to Barbara Orbison in the year of 1969 and remained married to her until his death

1966

Claudette died in a tragic motorcycle accident in 1966 and two years later Orbison lost two of his eldest sons to house fire, Roy Dewayne and Anthony King

1960

A tragedy struck Orbison’s life in the late 1960s when he lost his wife and two sons

1958

He gradually stopped recording, toured music circuits to make a living but quit completely in 1958

1957

Orbison married his 16 year old girlfriend, Claudette Frady in 1957

1937

He was voted the 37th Greatest Artist in Rock 'n' Roll by Rolling Stone

1936

Roy Orbison was born on April 23, 1936 in Texas to Orbie Lee Orbison and Nadine Shultz

1977

On the morning of August 16, 1977, Elvis was found on the floor of his bathroom at Graceland

1970

He met the then president Richard Nixon, on December 21, 1970

1968

On December 3, 1968, he returned to the stage in the acclaimed televised comeback special Elvis

1967

On May 1, 1967, Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulie at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas

1960

On March 2,1960, he was discharged from the army with the rank of sergeant and he returned to the United States

1957

On December 20,1957, Presley received a draft notice

1956

In March 1956, he appeared for an audition for the movie ‘Love me Tender’ with the Paramount Movie Studios

1955

The deal was struck on November 21, 1955 and Elvis’s Sun contract was sold for a price of $40,000

1954

Backed with guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley played publicly at the Bon Air Club on 17th July,1954

1953

In June 1953, when he graduated from high school, Presley had already chosen music as his career

1945

His first public performance was on October 3, 1945 at the Mississippi-Alabama Fair and Dairy Show where he sang ‘Old Shep’

1940

Younger brother of Mississippi Slim (a singer who had a radio show on Tupelo's WELO during the later 1940s) was a classmate of Presley and often took him to the station

1935

Elvis Presley was born in the family of Vernon Elvis Presley and Gladys Love, on January 8, 1935, at Tupelo, Mississippi