Search: roy orbison
Why: I am listening to the Traveling Wilburys song "Handle With Care." I remember reading a while ago that Roy Orbison had a pretty shitty time of it.
- November 1964 - Divorced due to his wife's infidelities
- June 1966 - Wife (he remarried the same one) instantly killed when hit by a semi
- September 1968 - His house burned down, killing his 2 eldest sons
The More You Know: What's with the sunglasses?
After leaving his thick eyeglasses on an airplane in 1962 or 1963, Orbison was forced to wear his Ray-Ban Wayfarer prescription sunglasses on stage and found that he preferred them. His biographers suggest that although he had a good sense of humor and was never morose, Orbison was very shy and suffered from severe stage fright; wearing sunglasses helped him hide somewhat from the attention.He died in 1988.