Who could have "replaced" Roy Orbison in the Traveling Wilburys?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by youraveragevinylcollector, Aug 1, 2020 at 3:53 AM.

  1. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    Now does anyone have a photo of Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne WITHOUT their sunglasses? That would be ULTRA-RARE!
  2. Michaelpeth

    Michaelpeth Forum Resident

    Durham, UK
    Have a look at earlier comments. It was nonsense
  3. Rockford & Roll

    Rockford & Roll Forum Resident

    Midway, KY
    The Everly Brothers!
  4. Rufus McDufus

    Rufus McDufus Forum Resident

    Roger Waters?

    How about

    Grace Jones
    Elton John
  5. ccbarr

    ccbarr Forum Resident

    Iowa, USA
    Lindsey Buckingham? I don't know, he was probably free at the moment, and friends with Tom I believe.
  6. ARK

    ARK Forum Resident

    Charlton, MA, USA
    Mark Knopfler
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  7. jeddy

    jeddy Forum Resident

    wasn't it "wake everyone up"?
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  8. Arnold Grove

    Arnold Grove Senior Member

    I wasn't there.

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  9. Cookie!

    Cookie! Forum Resident

    FL, USA
    Elvis Costello.
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  10. Finchingfield

    Finchingfield Forum Resident

    Henrico, Va
    Another vote for Roger McGuinn: a Byrd, a Beatle, a Dylan. There you go... :uhhuh:
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  11. goodboyfred

    goodboyfred Forum Resident

    Eric Clapton would of been perfect. Mates with George Harrison, friend with Bob Dylan, played with Tom Petty on the JJ Cale tribute plus good singer and brilliant guitarist.
  12. musicfan37

    musicfan37 Senior Member

  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Not a single person! he was not irreplaceable! what a beautiful voice!
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  14. I have a suggestion that I think would have been great. Billy Cowsill. A) He absolutely knew how to work with disparate personalities. B) Was almost as old school as everyone in the band. C) Had one of the most beautiful voices ever and could harmonize with the absolute best in rock history. D) In a song sense was definitely in the same mindset as the rest of the guys at that period in time. Check out any Blue Shadows song for examples of this.
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  15. Paul C

    Paul C Forum Resident

    Ontario, Canada
    Carole King
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  16. fallbreaks

    fallbreaks Forum Resident

    George would have had the upper hand in a group with Paul, at last!
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  17. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    Velvet Wilbury
    Gravelly Wilbury
  18. Fullbug

    Fullbug Forum Resident

    Nice choice!
    Waves Wilbury
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  20. Cachiva

    Cachiva Forum Resident

    Houston, Texas
    The thing with Roy Orbison is he trumped everyone else in the group, he wasn't a
    contemporary, and to me it was an "wow factor" that Roy Orbison was actually in
    this group that made the TW so original. I think putting Del Shannon in could've
    produced awesome results, but nothing like RO's involvement did. I think if they
    were going to put one man in that could still "trump" the others, and that was an
    influence on all of them, and could adapt and perform songs that would still have
    kept the integrity of their own music it would have been Levon Helm.


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  21. razerx

    razerx Who me?

    The East
    Nancy Wilson
  22. Bill Larson

    Bill Larson Forum Resident

  23. dsdu

    dsdu Forum Resident

    Santa Cruz, CA
  24. Gazz

    Gazz Well-Known Member

    Bobby Hatfield if the vocal light and shade was required and from a UK perspective perhaps Allan Clarke from the Hollies
  25. Drew769

    Drew769 Forum Resident

    A third vote for Chris Isaak. He can channel Roy with his voice.

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