Roy Orbison (April 23rd 1936 - December 6th 1988) was an American musician and songwriter. He enjoyed enormous success in the early to mid 60s, when 22 of his songs placed in the Billboard top forty. Widely cited as being one of the most influential men in rock and roll, he is well known for his distinctive voice. His music is widely used in film, providing the title track for the box office smash "Pretty Woman". In 1988 he joined the supergroup "The Travelling Wilburys" with George Harrison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, and Jeff Lynne. He died of a heart attack that year, at the height of his resurgance.