1988 – Roy Orbison dies of a heart attack while on…

Roy Orbison

1988 – Roy Orbison dies of a heart attack while on a visit to his mother near Nashville, Tenn. He is 52. His biggest hit is the million-selling No. 1 song “Oh, Pretty Woman.” He is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1988 he joins the superstar collaboration the Traveling Wilburys.

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