Every day from now until Spring, I will play a song from each year from 1940-2020. I’ll also write a little bit about the song and why I chose it to represent that year.
Only the Lonely know the way I feel tonight. Only the lonely would write that lyric. Mr. Orbison had a lot of heartbreak in his life. Between the years 1966 to 1968, Orbison would lose his wife and two songs in freak accidents. He was known for being soft-spoken and reserved but when he sang, he was nothing but. His voice was almost operatic with a vocal range no one could match. He also had a singular songwriting talent and wrote songs that were well crafted to his majestic voice.
Despite his wondrous gifts, everyone who met him seemed to be taken by down to earth and almost humble nature. It was almost as if he never really grasp how special he was. But ‘only the lonely’ know better.