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Joe Melson

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Rockabilly singer Joe Melson found his greatest success much less a performer, yet simply because a songwriter, collaborating with Roy Orbison in a lot of his best-known hits. Melson was created in the western world Texas city of Bonham in 1935, and afterwards led a rockabilly music group known as the Cavaliers, who have been located in Midland. He fulfilled Orbison, then attempting to regenerate his profession after leaving Sunlight, through a shared friend, and both struck up a songwriting collaboration. Their first cooperation, “Up City,” was Orbison’s 1st solitary for the Monument label, and it became his biggest strike in four years when it had been released in early 1960. Nevertheless, it had been their follow-up, “Just the Lonesome,” that produced Orbison a celebrity, creating the operatic ballad design that became his brand. More than 1960-1961, Orbison and Melson spun off a succession of strikes that included “Blue Angel,” “I’m Hurtin’,” the smash “Operating Scared,” and the main strike “Crying.” For the time being, Melson cut many singles of his personal for the Hickory label over 1960-1963, also operating like a songwriter for a few from the label’s additional artists. He finished his regular collaboration with Orbison around 1961; Orbison favored to create while on tour, and Melson ultimately quit the street life to invest more time along with his family members. His last strike cooperation with Orbison arrived in 1963 with “Blue Bayou,” which continued to become country standard within the hands of Linda Ronstadt among others; past due that 12 months, he also released his last solitary on Hickory. non-etheless, Melson continued to execute at rockabilly celebrations up through the brand new millennium.

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Full Name Joe Melson
Date Of Birth May 1953
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Nationality American
Music Songs Hey Mister Cupid, Any Little Thing Can Start The Flame Of Love, Hey Mr. Cupid, What's The Use I Still Love You, I Guess I'm Lonely, Velveteen Doll, Shook Up, No One Really Cares, Love Is A Dangerous Thing, His Girl, Raining In My Heart, Wake Up Little Susie, Take It Like A Man, Stay Away From Her, Heartbreak, Oh Yeah, She's OK, Barbara, Llorando, O Yeah, Dance
Albums Wake Up Little Susie, Joe Melson


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TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Walking Dead 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mafia III 2016 Video Game writer: "Running Scared" - uncredited
Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones 2015 TV Movie documentary performer: "Only the Lonely" - uncredited / writer: "Up Town", "Only the Lonely", "Running Scared", "Crying", "Oh Pretty Woman", "Blue Bayou", "Only the Lonely" uncredited, "Oh Pretty Woman" uncredited
Overspel 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC 2015 TV Movie writer: "Running Scared"
Call the Midwife 2015 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Today at Wimbledon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Wimbledon 2014 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony 2014 TV Movie writer: "Blue Bayou"
Eastbound & Down 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
50/50 2011 writer: "Crying"
Dancing with the Stars 2010-2011 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Gent de paraula 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rock & Chips 2010 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Ward 2010 writer: "Run Baby Run Back Into My Arms"
House of Boys 2009 lyrics: "Only the Lonely Know the Way I Feel" / music: "Only the Lonely Know the Way I Feel" / writer: "Crying"
Fringe 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Heroes 2009 TV Series writer - 1 episode
My Name Is Earl 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
It Takes Two 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Prison Break 2008 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Live from Austin Tx: Norah Jones 2008 Video documentary writer: "Blue Bayou"
American Gangster 2007 writer: "Only The Lonely Know the Way I Feel" 1960
Repressions 2007 Short writer: "Crying"
Factory Girl 2006 writer: "Run Baby Run Back Into My Arms"
Australian Idol 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Canadian Idol 2005-2006 TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Parashat Ha-Shavua 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Medium 2006 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary writer: "Crying"
American Idol 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Plauto, recuerdo distorsionado de un tonto eventual 2004 "Blue Angel"
Man on Fire 2004 writer: "Blue Bayou"
The Sopranos 2004 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idols 2003 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dreamcatcher 2003 writer: "Blue Bayou"
Last Orders 2001 writer: "Blue Bayou" 1961
Mulholland Dr. 2001 writer: "Crying" Llorando
Live by Request: K.D. Lang 2000 TV Movie writer: "Crying"
A Many Splintered Thing TV Series lyrics - 1 episode, 2000 music - 1 episode, 2000
The Guilty 2000 writer: "Crying"
Roy Orbison: The Anthology 1999 Video documentary writer: "Only the Lonely", "Crying", "Blue Bayou"
The Love Letter 1999 writer: "Only The Lonely"
Paperback Hero 1999 writer: "Cryin'", "Only the lonely"
Mystery Science Theater 3000 1997 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Gravesend 1997 writer: "Crying"
Gummo 1997 writer: "Crying"
Die Harald Schmidt Show 1996 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Sunchaser 1996 writer: "Blue Bayou", "Blue Rain"
Stars in Their Eyes 1993 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1977-1992 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Zeg 'ns Aaa 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Only the Lonely 1991 writer: "Only the Lonely"
Only Fools and Horses.... 1991 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dream Baby 1989 TV Movie writer: "Blue Angel", "Only the Lonely" - uncredited
Checking Out 1989 writer: "ONLY THE LONELY"
Roy Orbison and Friends: A Black and White Night 1988 TV Movie documentary writer: "Only The Lonely", "Blue Bayou", "Running Scared", "Uptown", "Crying"
Dolly 1988 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Hiding Out 1987 writer: "Crying"
Down by Law 1986 writer: "Crying"
Austin City Limits 1983 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Man Who Fell to Earth 1976 writer: "Blue Bayou"
Roy Sings Orbison 1975 TV Movie writer: "Only the Lonely Know The Way I Feel", "Crying", "Blue Bayou", "Running Scared"
The Johnny Cash Show 1969-1970 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Shindig! 1965 TV Series writer - 2 episodes
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Swinging U.K. 1964 Short writer: "Running Scared"
The Dick Clark Show 1960 TV Series writer - 1 episode

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Roy Orbison: One of the Lonely Ones 2015 TV Movie documentary Himself - Co-Writer

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