101 # 1 Song of the Day 9-25-12

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The 101 number one song of the day was recorded by the only American to have a number one hit in Great Britain during a 68 week period that began August 8th 1963 through June 25th 1964.  And he did it twice.

This man was so popular in Britain that when he toured the country in 1963 his opening act was the Beatles.   The two songs that reached the top during the aforementioned period were “It’s Over” and today’s featured single…which took a little longer to get to number one in his home country but that’s where it was on September 25, 1964 for Roy Orbison.

On this video, Roy performs “Oh, Pretty Woman” as the finale of the Black & White Night Concert. Backed by Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, James Burton, Glen D. Hardin, Tom Waits, kd lang, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, JD Souther, T Bone Burnett, Steven Soles, and Jennifer Warnes. Recorded September 30, 1987.