Watch Roy Orbison’s Last Interview In 1988 [VIDEO]
One of my favorite recording artists is Roy Orbison, a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Many of his contemporaries considered Orbison's voice as the best in the busines, and on December 4, 1988 he gave his last live performance in Ohio, dying two days later of heart failure. On the day of that last concert he gave his final interview.
Here's more about the late Roy Orbision, according to Wikipedia:
"Roy Kelton Orbison (April 23, 1936 – December 6, 1988), also known by the nickname the Big O, was an American singer-songwriter, best known for his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions, and dark emotional ballads. Orbison grew up in Texas and began singing in a rockabilly/country and western band in high school until he was signed by Sun Records in Memphis. His greatest success came with Monument Records between 1960 and 1964, when 22 of his songs placed on the Billboard Top 40, including "Only the Lonely", "Crying", and "Oh, Pretty Woman".
In 1988, he joined the supergroup Traveling Wilburys with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, and Jeff Lynne and also released a new solo album. He died of a heart attack in December that year, at the zenith of his resurgence.
Orbison was initiated into the second class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 by longtime admirer Bruce Springsteen. The same year he was inducted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame two years later. In 2014, Orbison was elected to America's Pop Music Hall of Fame."
Watch his last interview recorded on December 4, 1988, two days before he died: