Quote: "Roy would have liked Lady Gaga because they are the same person in a different way. Roy designed himself like she does. He wore dark glasses before anybody else. We'd walk into a room and people would shout, 'You geek!' Then the whole room would stop talking. It took a strong character to pull it off." Roy Orbison's widow, Barbara, is convinced the late rocker would have been a big fan of the pop superstar.
Fact: Metallica'S JAMES HETFIELD, Slash, EDDIE VAN HALEN and Keith Richards have joined late stars Johnny Ramone, Roy Orbison, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Strummer and DJANGO REINHARDT on a new list of the world's Coolest Guitarists. Stray Cats star Brian Setzer, Link Wray, Buddy Guy and Jimmy Page also make the top 30 list in the new issue of Guitar World magazine.
Fact: Late rock legend Roy Orbison is to be posthumously honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The widow of the Crying hitmaker, who died in 1988, will unveil his star on 29 January (10).
Fact: <p>Roy Orbison's widow BARBARA has launched a petition aimed at persuading the bosses of America's postal service to commemorate what would have been the late rock 'n' roll star's 70th birthday next year (23APR05). </p>