Date(s) - January 30, 2020
6:15 pm - 9:00 pm
The Raymond Theatre
Sunday Afternoon Live on Thursday
‘The Lonely’ pays tribute
to Roy Orbison’s musical talent
Jan. 30 at the Raymond Theatre
Local fans of Roy Orbison have an opportunity to hear his music Jan. 30 at the Raymond Theatre, 323 Third St. ‘The Lonely: Celebrating the Music of Roy Orbison’ will be in concert here, courtesy of Sunday Afternoon Live.
Contrary to SAL’s usual schedule, this event begins at 7 p.m. on a Thursday. Theater doors will open at 6:15 p.m.
Tickets are $25 at the box office, or $20 in advance. To get advance tickets by mail, write to Sunday Afternoon Live, PO Box 1401, South Bend WA 98586, and please include a SASE. Or you can call: 360-875-5157; send your request by email to email@example.com; or purchase through PayPal at www.sundayafternoonlive.org.
‘The Lonely’ band hails from Victoria, British Columbia, a far cry from Orbison’s Texas roots. But Orbison’s songwriting and composition are recognized world-wide.
“Only The Lonely” was the first song to establish his unique talents, according to his official biography at https://royorbison.com/roy-orbison-official-biography/. That was in the mid-50s. But Orbison, born in 1936, began his musical career at age 6 when his request for a harmonica turned into a gift of a guitar. He formed his first band at age 13 and began appearing regularly on radio in 1951.
In 1955, he and other band members had a TV show in Odessa, where he hosted Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley, among others. He later appeared with The Everly Brothers and, at their request, wrote the words for his newest composition, “Claudette”, on the top of a shoe box. They recorded it in 1958 on the B side of “All I Have To Do Is Dream.”
Orbison’s genius, his life, took him from small-town Texas to recording studios and performances around the world; including a trip to the United Kingdom where he performed with The Beatles before they became a phenomenon in the United States.
He was his own phenomenon, from early on until his own early demise at 52. What a loss to the music world, and to all his fans around the globe. Thank goodness for The Lonely, the Canadian group that honors him through their own performances.
Reminisce with The Lonely when they come to Raymond in January. You won’t be alone.