Roy Orbison was the best singer in the world. That's what Elvis Presley said, and he should know.
To mark the 20th anniversary of Orbison's death, this programme celebrates the extraordinary talent of 'The Big O' and his relationship with his most loyal and enduring fans, British musicians and the British public. Through a combination of interview and archive, it charts Orbison's career in Britain, from the 1963 sell-out tour with the Beatles that sky-rocketed him to international superstardom, right up to the collaboration with lifelong friends George Harrison and Jeff Lynne on the Traveling Wilburys project in the late 1980s.
Effortlessly cool, musically sophisticated, Orbison was a rock and roll legend, whose legacy continues to captivate both the listeners and performers of today.
Appearances and personal anecdotes by Bono, Elvis Costello, Joe Walsh, Robin Gibb, Johnny Cash, Jeff Lynne, George and Olivia Harrison, Gerry Marsden, Bernie Taupin, David Lynch, Barbara Orbison, and others. The documentary also features Roy performing in numerous rare live British television appearances.
The available DVD format also includes Roy Orbison Live in 1965: The Monument Concert as a special bonus feature.