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04 May 2013

Go Go Go (Down The Line) - Roy Orbison

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1980s Black and White Night live show, filmed in 1987

Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night is a 1988 Cinemax television special originally broadcast on 3 January 1988 (filmed in 1987) starring Hall of Fame singer/songwriter Roy Orbison. The special was filmed entirely in black and white. A live album was released following the broadcast.

The special consisted of a performance of many of Orbison's hits at the then Ambassador Hotel's Cocoanut Grove nightclub (Los Angeles) in Los Angeles, filmed on September 30, 1987, approximately fourteen months before his death. Three songs, Blue Bayou, Claudette, and Blue Angel, were filmed but not included in the original broadcast due to time constraints.

The audience, including Billy Idol, Patrick Swayze, Sandra Bernhard, and Kris Kristofferson. The backing band was the TCB Band, which accompanied Elvis Presley from 1969 until his death in 1977: Glen D. Hardin on piano, James Burton on lead guitar, Jerry Scheff on bass, and Ronnie Tutt on drums. Male background vocalists, some of whom also joined in on guitar, were Bruce Springsteen, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, and Steven Soles. The female background vocalists were k.d. lang, Jennifer Warnes, Cindy Bullens and Bonnie Raitt. During the end credits, several of the band members are shown talking about how Orbison influenced them.

The audio from this special was released as an album by Virgin Records in 1989, titled A Black & White Night Live.
Source: Wikipedia

In the video above Roy Orbison sings his own composition, Go Go Go, which was also recorded in 1958 by Jerry Lee Lewis under the title Down The Line.

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