Encore: Roy Orbison

Roy Orbison

Back in the early 1980s, during Season 8, Austin City Limits was proud and privileged to host the great Roy Orbison, performing his greatest hits with his stellar band and all the emotional power that made him a pop icon. With a setlist of indelible hits – “Running Scared,” “Only the Lonely,” “Mean Woman Blues,” “Blue Bayou,” “Crying,” “Ooby Dooby” and, of course, “Pretty Woman” – this stunning performance, we can say with little hyperbole is one of the legend’s greatest recordings.

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