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Dennis Hopper - May 23, 1987: Hosted by two-time Oscar nominated actor Dennis Hopper. Sketches include 'What's That Smell?,' 'Dog Eat Dog,' and the SNL commercial parody 'Cosmetic Surgery.' watch

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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