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.”