Roy Orbison’s Celebrity Friends Attend Unveiling of Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Roy Orbison’s star was unveiled Friday (Jan. 29) on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a ceremony attended by his wife, Barbara, and his three sons, Wesley, Roy Jr. and Alex. Also in attendance were Dwight Yoakam, Joe Walsh, Phil Everly, Chris Isaak, Jason Mraz, T Bone Burnett, Dan Aykroyd and Monty Python’s Eric Idle. Orbison’s star, the 2,400th in the Walk of Fame, is located in the sidewalk at the iconic Capitol Records tower at Hollywood and Vine. The star was placed near those honoring the late John Lennon and George Harrison. Orbison, who died of a heart attack in 1988, enjoyed a solo career that included such classics as “Oh, Pretty Woman, “Running Scared” and “Blue Bayou.” He later worked with Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan in the superstar group, the Traveling Wilburys. Harrison’s wife, Olivia, and Lynne attended Friday’s ceremony that also attracted director David Lynch, who used Orbison’s recording of “In Dreams” in his 1986 film, Blue Velvet.