Why Roy Orbison Was a Great Lemonade Maker
Original Airdates: May 1-3, 2020
TVC 491.7: From December 2013: Ed welcomes author, musician, and storyteller John Kruth. John’s book Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison is a comprehensive biography and discography of Roy Orbison, the legendary balladeer who sang about love, pain and heartache like few others—no doubt, because he understood it like few others, having experienced more pain and misery than most of us will see in a lifetime, including the tragic deaths of his first wife and first two children. As John himself put it, perhaps Orbison’s most remarkable attributes as an artist were his kindness and his unfailing ability to make lemonade, no matter what life threw at him.
The Back Story of A Black and White Night
Original Airdates: May 1-3. 2020
TVC 491.8: From December 2013: Part 2 of our conversation with John Kruth, author of Rhapsody in Black: The Life and Music of Roy Orbison. Topics this segment include some of Orbison’s notable appearances on television, including Roy Orbison: A Black and White Night, the award-winning special produced by Cinemax that is still considered one of the best concert films ever made.