Sunday, November 27, 2005

Back Home Again

Last Friday evening we went to a surprise birthday party for my brother. The entertainment was provided by the man on the left, who looks and sounds a lot like Roy Orbison. You can see a short video of him in performance here. His name is Wayne King, and there's a poster of him posing as some other stars here. He was great as Roy O., and reports have it that he's just as good when he performs the other roles. As you can imagine, a good time was had by all, and I'm truly amazed that my younger brother has somehow become older than I am.


Cap'n Bob Napier said...

We have a Roy O impersonator here. He's Kent Morrell of The Wailers, a Northwest group that had marginal success in the sixties. They were the first band to record "Louie, Louie," but another NW group, The Kingsmen, had a bigger hit with it. I saw Kent's show at LouieFest last year. He wasn't bad, but he couldn't reach the high notes that Roy could--and how many of us can? said...

He's also a prolific songwriter!! Wrote "Tall Cool One" ... which earned him a Gold Record ... ya know?

He's the best singer I EVER had the pleasure of hearing!!