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Texas Celebrities Origins

Posted on 4/24/2014 by with 0 comments

Roy Orbison, the late Texas-born singer of such hits as “Petty Woman” and “Blue Bayou,” would have turned 78 this week.

The occassion would seem like one worth celebrating in his hometown – Lubbock – were it not for one problem.

Orbison isn’t really from Lubbock.

At some point in ill-informed Texas music circles, many Texans either confused his horn-rimmed glasses for those of Lubbock-native Buddy Holly, or magically closed the 160-mile gap between Lubbock and his listed hometown, Wink.

 

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