Roy Orbison was a rock singer and writer. The greatest hit by Roy Orbison was 1962 number one song Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel), which was later called Only The Lonely (Know How I Feel). Roy Orbison had three number ones, with Running Scared taking the top spot a few months later. His third number one was Oh, Pretty Woman, which was original called just Pretty Woman. A 1982 remake by Van Halen hit number one rock.
In 1988, Roy Orbison joined the superstar group Traveling Wilburys, and the group had a string of rock hits until well after Roy Orbison's death that same year.