Barbara Orbison
German-American record producer and philanthropist
Barbara Orbison
Barbara Orbison was a German-born United States-based entrepreneur, music producer/publisher, and the widow of American musician Roy Orbison.
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HOT DISH: Is Tim McGraw Considering A Star Is Born Remake? - CMT.com
Google News - over 5 years
Also honored was Barbara Orbison, wife of the late Roy Orbison, who owns Barbara Orbison Productions and runs Roy Orbison Music. Her just-released perfume is called Pretty Woman in honor of her Roy's most famous song. Unfortunately, Barbara was under
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Celebrating the music of Roy Orbison at Exmouth Pavilion - Exmouth Journal
Google News - over 5 years
Barry Steele and DSP/llp are authorised by Barbara Orbison and Orbison Enterprises to sell official Roy Orbison merchandise. The show will be staged at Exmouth Pavilion on Friday, September 9, starting at 7.30pm. For ticket details, contact the box
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Damien Leith's tribute to Roy Orbison - Newcastle Herald
Google News - over 5 years
Barbara Orbison had seen Leith's performance on YouTube, and was moved to contact him to say how much she had enjoyed it. ''It was the weirdest conversation. I told her that it was daunting sometimes doing Roy's songs because of the big notes and the
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Going to the concert? Here are some fast facts about Ronnie Dunn - Shelby Star
Google News - over 5 years
A good friend, Barbara Orbison, Roy Orbison's widow, was telling me she knows Paul McCartney and she talked about all the anxiety that he went through – and I didn't know this – about doing Beatles songs when he first came out and still to this day
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Damien Leith's standing ovation at Jupiters - Gold Coast Bulletin News
Google News - over 5 years
The pair made the final three on the Channel Seven reality dance show. The ROY tour is to celebrate the release of Damien Leith's acclaimed fifth studio album and was exclusively produced by Roy's wife Barbara Orbison
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HOT DISH: Blake Shelton Finally Hits It Big - CMT.com
Google News - over 5 years
This year's honorees include Roberta Edging (Eddy Arnold Enterprises), Millie Kirkham (WSM Radio, Tree Publishing), Barbara Orbison (Barbara Orbison Productions, Roy Orbison Publishing, Pretty Woman Perfume), Evelyn Shriver (Evelyn Shriver Public
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"Creo que ya estuve bastante enfadada en el pasado" - El País.com (España)
Google News - over 5 years
Ron Sexmith, The Blue Nile (el manager de Nick Drake) o Barbara Orbison (la mujer de Roy) me han dado su aprobación. Soy muy consciente de que son canciones sagradas. ¿Cómo involucró al raro de Brian Eno para coproducir algo tan 'light'?
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Club Voyages Fascination supporte Tailor Made Fable - Edition Beauce
Google News - over 5 years
À ce sujet, rappelons que c'est en février dernier que l'épouse du défunt chanteur et présidente de Barbara Orbison Productions a lancé un appel à plusieurs joueurs de l'industrie musicale à travers le monde afin de lui proposer divers groupes
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Homenaje a Roy Orbison - Jenesaispop.com
Google News - over 5 years
En Barcelona actuarán Maika Makovski, The New Raemon, San León, Ruido Blanco, Zahara, Cyan y Miqui Puig. La web oficial de Hard Rock Café asegura que se contará con la presencia de Barbara Orbison, sus dos hijos y su mánager, lo que confirma la
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Busy schedule for Oisin and his 'Lost Brother' - Meath Chronicle
Google News - over 5 years
The Lost Brothers were invited by Barbara Orbison's office, Roy Orbison's estate, to contribute a song to a forthcoming tribute album marking what would have been his 75th birthday this year. "We recorded 'Hey Miss Fannie', a very early song that Roy
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Review: Roy Orbison exhibit unveils mystery of the man behind the glasses - Examiner.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Now the world will have a glimpse into his life and a chance to know him through more than his music," Roy's widow, Barbara Orbison, has said, and her statement perfectly describes what the exhibit accomplishes. The collection will be on view until Nov
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TELEVISION REVIEW;Just Trying To Be As Direct As Possible
NYTimes - about 21 years
K. D. Lang comes from the town of Consort in Alberta, Canada, population around 200, give or take a dozen. After she discovered Patsy Cline recordings in the early 1980's, Ms. Lang embarked on a singing and composing career that has included best-selling albums, three Grammy Awards and coming out of the closet as a lesbian. Her life -- she is now
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The Pop Life
NYTimes - about 24 years
Remembering Roy Orbison Up to the last minute, Barbara Orbison wasn't sure that she could bear to complete the music left behind by her husband, Roy, who died in 1988. "I loved the songs but it was still a tough decision," Mrs. Orbison said recently in an interview from Los Angeles. "Any time you finish something, it's gone in a way. Then a
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CHRONICLE
NYTimes - over 26 years
LEAD: BARBARA ORBISON, widow of the rock singer Roy Orbison, is collaborating with STEVE TISCH on a movie about her husband's life. He died of a heart attack in 1988, when he was 52. BARBARA ORBISON, widow of the rock singer Roy Orbison, is collaborating with STEVE TISCH on a movie about her husband's life. He died of a heart attack in 1988, when
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Barbara Orbison
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2011
    Age 61
    Barbara Orbison was hospitalized from May 2011 until her death on December 6th, 2011, aged 61, from pancreatic cancer, 23 years to the day after her husband's death.
    More Details Hide Details She was buried next to her husband at Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles. This was followed by a celebration of her life in Nashville, Tennessee. She was survived by her sons Roy Kelton Orbison (born 1970) and Alexander Orbison (born 1974).
    She produced Damien Leith's album, Roy: A Tribute To Roy Orbison, which was released by Sony BMG in Australia on April 15, 2011 to coincide with what would have been Roy Orbison's 75th birthday.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 41
    Orbison was also involved with charitable causes in aid of the homeless. For Showtime, in 1991, she produced a Roy Orbison tribute at the Universal Amphitheatre in Los Angeles that raised in excess of $1 million for the city's homeless.
    More Details Hide Details She personally funded "Orbison House", a 21-unit residence for the mentally impaired homeless of Los Angeles.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1988
    Age 38
    Following her husband's death on December 6th 1988, she took charge of his business affairs and dedicated herself to promoting his music to ensuing generations.
    More Details Hide Details She worked with friend and fellow artist Jeff Lynne to put together the posthumous release of the King of Hearts album in 1992 (an album which was re-issued in 2007 by Sony BMG after they took charge of Virgin's catalog in 2005) as well as other record projects. She co-produced Only the Lonely: The Roy Orbison Story, a European stage musical. In late 1993, the family home in Malibu was destroyed by brush fires. Although she maintained a residence on the West Coast, she returned to Nashville where she purchased a home as well as a commercial property to house her music publishing business. Her company, "Still Working Music", employs songwriters such as Tommy Lee James and Billy Burnette.
  • 1987
    Age 37
    During the 1980s, she managed her husband's career and was the executive producer of his 1987 album, In Dreams: The Greatest Hits plus his highly acclaimed January 1988 televised music special, Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1968
    Age 18
    Barbara Anne Marie Wellhöner Jakobs was born in Bielefeld, Germany. On July 21, 1968, Barbara (then 18 years old) met the 32-year-old Orbison when he asked friends to introduce him to her at a nightclub in Leeds, England, during Orbison's tour of Great Britain. They married on March 24, 1969, in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
    More Details Hide Details They divided their time between Nashville and Malibu, California, raising their two sons, Roy Kelton Orbison, Jr. (born 1970) and Alexander Lee Orbison (born 1974).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Age 0
    Born in 1950.
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