Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Song History...Only the Lonely...
*FFS suggests downloading "Only The Lonely" from the Song List in the right column.
Singing and playing his acoustic guitar, my brother, Douglas Wayne works his way into your heart with his natural vibrato voice. Doug didn't sing too much with us because he lived in California. This is one of my favorite songs that he sang. As you will notice, the recording is only the first verse. This song is on my list to redo when we get our music room set back up!
Only The Lonely reach #1 in the United Kingdom and #2 on the United States Billboard Pop Music Charts in 1960 when recorded by Roy Orbison. Only the Lonely was written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. Roy's song went country when Sonny James took it to #1 on the Billboard Country Charts in 1969.
Artwork Copyright 2007 by Phyllis Mae Richardson Fisher (my mother!) Photograph by George Harvey.