Day 25 — Gone But Not Forgotten

For today’s 30-Day Song Challenge we are asked for “a song you like by an artist no longer living.”

As someone whose formative years, music-wise, stretched from the late 50s through the early 80s, far too many of the artists I grew up with are no longer with us. But as I think back at some of my early favorites, Roy Orbison stands out. He was an incredible singer whose voice could span a range of three octaves, a range that was beyond that of most rock ‘n roll singers at the time.

And of all of his many hit songs, one that stands out to me is Orbison’s 1961 hit, “Crying.”

12 thoughts on “Day 25 — Gone But Not Forgotten

  1. pensitivity101 December 25, 2018 / 5:33 am

    Loved Roy Orbison, his voice ranged from baritone to tenor with a three to four octave range.
    Hard to believe he left us thrity years ago, but his music lives on.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango December 25, 2018 / 11:17 am

      He certainly did. A beautiful voice.


  2. wideeyedwanderingspoonie December 25, 2018 / 9:53 am

    Great choice. I love Roy Orbison’s voice. Another that always surprised me was Freddie Mercury with his 4 octave range. 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  3. newepicauthor December 25, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Roy Orbison had a lot of things to cry about, as his first wife Claudette was on a motorcycle when a truck driver pulled out in front of her bike and she died in his arms an hour later, also his children died when his house burned down.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.