Roy Orbison, Jr.

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  • Musician
  • Music producer
  • Film producer
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  • Television personality

Roy Kelton Orbison, Jr. (born 1970) is an American musician, music producer, film producer, author, and reality television personality. He is best known as the oldest child of American singer-songwriter Roy Orbison from his marriage to Barbara Orbison. Orbison is the co-founder of Roy’s Boys LLC, a record label that oversees his father’s music and estate.[1] He founded and manages the group with his two brothers, Alex Orbison and Wesley Orbison. 

Orbison is co-president with his brother Alex of Still Working Music Group, a music publishing company founded in 1990 by their mother, Barbara Orbison.[2] He is a co-writer with his brothers Alex and Wesley of his father’s biography, The Authorized Roy Orbison, published in 2017 by Center Street (publisher).[3][4] Orbison produced the films Roy Orbison: Mystery Girl - Unraveled (2014)[5] and Roy Orbison: Black and White Night 30 (2017). He appeared on the reality television show Below Deck Mediterranean.[6]

Orbison co-produced Roy Orbison: The Ultimate Collection, released in 2016 on the Roy’s Boys label along with Sony Recordings. The album made it to #10 on the UK album charts,[7] and in 2017 it was certified Gold in the UK.[8] He co-produced A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, released in 2017 with Sony Music Legacy’s Recordings and achieving Platinum status in the UK in 2019.[9][10][11] He co-produced Unchained Melodies with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2018, also with Sony’s Legacy Recordings, achieving Gold status in the UK the same year.[12][13] Orbison performed guitar on the album along with instrumental backing by his brothers on both A Love So Beautiful and Unchained Melodies.[9][14]


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  2. "About Us". Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  3. The Authorized Roy Orbison. 2017-06-27.
  4. Paxman, Bob; Paxman, Bob (2017-12-28). "Roy Orbison's Sons Recall His Reclusive Nature, Beatles Tour in New Bio". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  5. "Reel to Reel: Mystery Girl Unraveled – GRAMMY Museum". Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  6. "Here's What Roy Orbison Jr. Was Really Like as a Below Deck Med Charter Guest". Bravo TV Official Site. 2021-07-20. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  7. "Roy Orbison | full Official Chart History | Official Charts Company". Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  8. "Award". BPI. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "A Love So Beautiful: Roy Orbison With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra To Be Released November 3 By Roy's Boys And Legacy Recordings". Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  10. Blistein, Jon; Blistein, Jon (2017-05-25). "Royal Philharmonic Scores New Roy Orbison Album". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  11. "Award". BPI. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  12. "Unchained Melodies by Roy Orbison With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Out November 16". Legacy Recordings. 2018-10-19. Retrieved 2021-09-07.
  13. "Award". BPI. Retrieved 2021-09-07.

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