Holding Back The Years Simply Red
23 April 2015, 11:12
'The Big O' was known for his dark glasses, black hair and powerful voice. But did you know THIS about the 'Pretty Woman' singer?
He wasn't; he began wearing his trademark dark glasses 1963, just before a British tour with The Beatles.
Speaking years later about his dark glasses and clothes, Orbison said:
"I wasn't trying to be weird, you know? I didn't have a manager who told me to dress or how to present myself or anything. But the image developed of a man of mystery and a quiet man in black somewhat of a recluse, although I never was, really."
He dyed it to fit in with his 'dark' image. If you're interested, his hair was actually dark brown.