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Only the Lonely by Alan Clayson (Paperback, 1990)

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Only the Lonely: The Life and Artistic Legacy of Roy Orbison by Alan Clayson

With his trademark dark glasses and unmatched vocal range, The Big O was an unlikely, almost unprepossessing, pop hero. Yet he began his climb to the top alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash; commanded an unbroken string of UK hits like Running Scared, Oh Pretty Woman and Cryin' during the heights of Beatlemania; and carried his legend to a completely new audience in the 1980s with the Traveling Wilburys.

In Only the Lonely, the first biography of Roy Orbison since his death, Alan Clayson talks to Orbison's closest friends and fellow musicians to unlock the mystery of a man whose voice and originality helped to mould the image of Rock' n ' Roll.


Format: Paperback | 308 pages

Dimensions (cm): 17.7 x 11.2 x 2 | 180g

Publication Date: 10 Aug 1990

Publisher: Pan Books

Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom

Language: English

Illustrations note: illustrations

Edition Statement: New Edition

ISBN10: 033031484X

ISBN13: 9780330314848


Condition: Good

A vintage book that has been read but is in good condition. Very minimal damage to the cover including very minor scuff marks along the edges, and a minor crease on the top-right corner of the front cover, but no holes or tears. The majority of pages are undamaged with minimal creasing but no tearing. No pencil underlining of text, no highlighting of text, no writing in margins. The first page of the books has a few small blotches of faint discolouring. No missing pages.