fredag 29. juni 2012

Roy Orbison - You Got It

Roy Orbison must still be the world's reigning champion in dying at a bad time. After something like two decades in the shade, he was about to get the attention he deserved after the legendary A Night In Black And White show at Cocoanut Grove Ballroom with friends and admirers like Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Jennifer Warnes and Bonnie Raitt all giving tribute, membership in the supergroup The Traveling Wilburys, and a comeback album of his own, he died of a heart attack at 52. It was extremely sad, especially considering the tragedies he'd encountered in his life and this second shot he got at stardom. The star-studded Mystery Girl album was posthumously released in 1989 and was preceded by the single "You Got It". Orbison's only performance of the song was at an award show in Belgium only a few days before his death and the footage from this was later included in the music video. "You Got It" was written by Orbison with fellow Wilburys Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne, the latter of which also produced. It's a great song that fits very well into the Roy Orbison canon.

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