The 25th anniversary redux of Roy Orbison’s landmark final album, ‘Mystery Girl’

The way is love: Between December 2 and 3, 1988, when this photo was captured, Roy Orbison unleashed two well-attended shows at the now-defunct Channel nightclub in Boston, Massachusetts. Within three days the trembling “Oh, Pretty Woman” rocker would succumb to a heart attack while resting with family at his Hendersonville, Tennessee, home shortly before departing again on a much deserved comeback tour leading up to the imminent release of the “Mystery Girl” album. Photography by Julie Kramer / AP Photo

“I’ve been away from you for so long…still every time I think of us I get blue…but all I can do is dream you.” Listening to the intoxicating operatic croon of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roy Orbison generates chills over 30 years after his sudden passing of a massive heart attack only two days after performing onstage for adoring fans at the Front Row…

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Retro pop culture interviews & lovin’ something fierce sustain this University of Georgia Master of Agricultural Leadership alum. Email: jeremylr@windstream.net

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