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Roy Orbison gets Hollywood Walk of Fame star

 Family members from left, Alex Orbison, Barbara Orbison, Roy Orbison, background center, and Westly Orbison gather as the late Roy Orbison is honored...
 Chris Isaak poses during ceremonies honoring the late rock and roll legend Roy Orbison with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday Jan. 29, 2010...
 Alex Orbison speaks with fans in front of photographs of his father, the late rock and roll legend Roy Orbison during ceremonies honoring the elder O...
 Joe Walsh, left, with his wife Barbara Bach pose during ceremonies honoring rock and roll legend Roy Orbison with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fam...
 Family members, from left, Westly Orbison, Alex Orbison, Barbara Orbison and Roy Orbison gather as the late Roy Orbison is honored with a star on the...

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Family members from left, Alex Orbison, Barbara Orbison, Roy Orbison, background center, and Westly Orbison gather as the late Roy Orbison is honored...

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Chris Isaak poses during ceremonies honoring the late rock and roll legend Roy Orbison with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday Jan. 29, 2010...

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Alex Orbison speaks with fans in front of photographs of his father, the late rock and roll legend Roy Orbison during ceremonies honoring the elder O...

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Joe Walsh, left, with his wife Barbara Bach pose during ceremonies honoring rock and roll legend Roy Orbison with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fam...

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Family members, from left, Westly Orbison, Alex Orbison, Barbara Orbison and Roy Orbison gather as the late Roy Orbison is honored with a star on the...

Late rock 'n' roll pioneer Roy Orbison has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Orbison's widow Barbara accepted the star in front of the Capitol Records building on his behalf on Friday. Orbison died in 1988 at the age of 52, in the midst of a comeback with The Traveling Wilburys, a whimsical supergroup that included Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne.
Lynne attended the ceremony, as did Eric Idle, Chris Isaak, Joe Walsh and Dwight Yoakam.
Orbison was famous for the wide range of his distinctive and emotional voice, especially in his songs about unrequited love like "Only the Lonely," "Crying," "In Dreams" and "Oh, Pretty Woman."
Actor Dan Aykroyd says Orbison was a great balladeer and a great rock 'n' roller who could be both gentle and vicious.


Updated : 2021-01-26 14:44 GMT+08:00