April 26, 2016 Record of the Day

Roy-Orbison-Lonely-and-BlueAlthough Roy Orbison had some minor success with Sun records it wasn’t until he signed with Monument records that he gained superstar status. On Monument the hits came fast like “Only the Lonely,” “Crying,” and the monster smash “Pretty Woman.” His first album for Monument “Lonely and Blue” featured other Orbison hits like “I’m Hurtin,” and “Blue Angel.” A 1961 mono version of the album is worth up to $200.00. A stereo copy can sell for up to $600.00 today.

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