Roy Orbison: In Dreams


Orbison specialised in songs which developed from beginning to end instead of the usual verse/chorus/middle 8 format. He wrote In Dreams and released it as a single in January 1963. It got to No 7 in the States and No 6 in Britain.

I saw Roy Orbison at the Woolwich Odeon in June 1963 (I think it was the 19th) when he was touring this country with the Beatles. He started as top of the bill but as the tour went on it was obvious that the Beatles were the bigger draw, so by the time I saw them Orbison closed the first half and the Beatles closed the show.

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