(April 23, 1936 - December 6, 1988)Roy Kelton Orbison was one of America's most famed rock and roll musicians. Born in Vernon (Wilbarger Co.), Orbison and family moved often and by 1946 they had settled in Wink. The Orbisons lived at 102 Langley way (now 105 North Roy Orbison Drive). As a high school student in Wink, Orbison formed his first band. The Wink Westerners (later The Teen Kings). He attended North Texas State University at which time The Teen Kings recorded "Ooby Dooby," a song which led to their signing by Sun Records in 1956.
|Placed By||Texas Historical Commission|
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|Date Added||Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 12:30pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13R E 674689 N 3514527|
|Decimal Degrees||31.75290000, -103.15563333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 31° 45.174', W 103° 9.338'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||31° 45' 10.44" N, 103° 9' 20.28" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 101-115 North Roy Orbison Drive, Wink TX 79789, US|
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