“Roy Orbison was a great inspiration to me when I was growing up in music, He could do things with his voice that I could only dream of doing. His songs were masterpieces of constructions.”
“His voice was unearthly.”
“He had songs I will remember forever. He had style.”
“From watching Roy, I learned how to sing a dramatic ballad.”
“I've never been more moved by a voice than I have been by Roy Orbison... I loved his voice.”
“...but most of all I wanted to sing like Roy Orbison. Now, everybody knows that nobody sings like Roy Orbison.”
“I don't think people know how good of a guitar player Roy was. His timing would amaze me. He just hated to lay his guitar down.”
"Roy Orbison was the only act that the Beatles didn’t want to follow."
"The greatest singer in the world."