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Chris Isaak's American Tribute


When reflects on his career mistakes, his idol — the late, great '60s rocker Roy Orbison — comes to mind. "I got a call from Roy Orbison years ago, when I was out playing some hole-in-the-wall," Isaak says. "He wanted me to play on a special and I said, 'Yeah, I'd love to do it!' My manager said, 'We already booked a gig and they're depending on you.' And from wherever the hell I'm from, I went, 'You're right, they're depending on me.' Now, I realize I should have said, 'Screw them, I'm playing the Roy Orbison thing!'"

It's too late for Isaak to do a gig with Orbison, but thanks to the magic of television, he can go back in time to share in his legacy. The rockabilly guest-stars on Sunday's American Dreams to sing "Pretty Woman" — as Orbison himself.

"That [song is] so much Roy, I uread more

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Year Title Description
2014 50s & 60s Rock Rewind TV Show Series, Performer
2005 Roy Orbison Live from Australia TV Show Series, Performer
1990 Pretty Woman Movie, Music/Lyrics Composer
1988 Roy Orbison & Friends TV Show Series, Performer
1985 Insignificance Movie, Musical Composer

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