PERFORMANCE: Australian Tours by Overseas Artists 1964-75
Big O" was a frequent and very popular visitor to Australia during the
60s. He made his first two tours of Australia in 1962, a third in 1965
with The Rolling Stones, and another in 1967 with The Walker Bros, The
Yardbirds and Manfred Mann.
|FROM: Michael Croy
SUBJECT: 1965 tour: Roy Orbison/The Rolling Stones
(The concert was The Stones & separately Roy. No other acts. Roy had his own backing musicians......guitars / drums......& he had some Australian musicians on strings ie violins.)
His voice was awesome, his image was eerie, his performance was legendary. A combination of Roy's magnificent voice & the thunderous applause almost lifted the roof of the Theatre.....great memories.
|From: Don Barton
September 15, 1999
Subject: Roys Tours
In 1965 I saw Roy at the Palais, St Kilda, in Melbourne. He was on with the Stones, Newbeats, Ray Colombus and The Flies. I still have the newspaper ad. It cost 15/-.
ROY KILLED 'EM!
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