Today is the 28th anniversary of the untimely death of legendary musician Roy Orbison. His life was mixed with professional success and personal tragedies and was tragically cut short on December 6, at the age of just 52 following a heart attack. Recorded in September , an all-star cast of supporting musicians appeared alongside Orbison including such popular rock artists as Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits and many others. Hardin and guitarist James Burton. Additional guests appearing on stage included k. Watch a majority of the all-star performance in the officially shared clips below:.
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Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night () - IMDb
The special was filmed entirely in black and white. After the broadcast the concert was released on VHS and Laserdisc. A live album was released in The special consisted of a performance of many of Orbison's hits at the then Ambassador Hotel 's Coconut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles , filmed on September 30, , approximately fourteen months before his death.
In addition to featuring new camera angles, the show restores the original order of the set, which includes more… A remastered and re-edited version Roy Orbison's TV special in which he performs his classic songs with Jackson Browne, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, k. Sign up and add shows to get the latest updates about your favorite shows - Start Now. Created with Sketch. Keep track of your favorite shows and movies, across all your devices.
The project was born when Alex Orbison, Roy's Boys president and the late legend's son, found a box of source tapes in a vault while also searching for bonus material for a deluxe edition of 's Mystery Girl , Orbison's last album. It was such a special night that to have anything that was different, and the fact it was good, made it even better. Souther and Steven Soles. The concert premiered the following Jan. The concert is often regarded as one of the best rock shows in history.