“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.”
"What songs. What a man. What a voice."
"Roy Orbison was the only act that the Beatles didn’t want to follow."
"The greatest singer in the world."