Roy Orbison was a famous singer and songwriter from the United States. Vernon, Texas was the location of his birth on April 23rd, 1936. Roy received his education at Odessa Junior High and North Texas State College. At the age of eight, Roy Orbison gave his first performance on a local radio show.
In 1957, Roy Orbison tied the knot with Claudette Frady, and the couple went on to have three kids together. Infidelity was the cause of the couple’s split, which occurred in 1964. Roy wed Barbara Jakobs, and the couple went on to have two kids together.
Memphis-based Sun Records offered Roy a recording contract, which he promptly signed. They were successful with the recording of the song “Ooby Dooby,” which peaked at number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Roy Orbison was successful in the music industry by releasing a number of popular songs and performing live. He moved to MGM Records, but he was unable to repeat his earlier achievements there.
At the time of his death, it is estimated that Roy Orbison’s net worth was in the range of $20M dollars.