He was born on April 22, 1936 in Vernon, Texas, but found fame in Memphis, Tennessee.  Although better known as a pop and rock n’ roll act, he had Country chart success with “You Got It” and covers of his songs became country hits for Linda Ronstadt, Don McLean and others. Can you name him?

























The late great Roy Orbison whose career took off when Johnny Cash suggested that he should contact Sam Phillips at Sun Records.