CLAUDETTE

Latest update on 22/04/2010

Artist: Roy Orbison
Author: Roy Orbison
Label: demo
Year: 1958

Sun boss Sam Phillips refused to release it. He was only interested in Orbison's rockabilly output, while Roy felt more for intimate stuff. Claudette was the name of his first wife who died in a motor accident. The demo lacks drums. Roy's version with drums followed the Everly's version.

Covers:

1958:

Jimmy Clanton [B-side of Just A Dream]

1958:

Everly Brothers [n°1 UK as B-side of All I Have To Do Is Dream]

1963:

Kris Jensen

1965:

Roy Orbison [first released version by the author on MGM]

1965:

Four Pennies

1972:

Compton Brothers

1977:

Nighthawks

1985:

John Denver

1997:

Dwight Yoakam

2003:

Status Quo

The Everly's hit was Roy's escape route from Sun for the price of his royalties. He kept Claudette and signed for Acuff-Rose music publishing.

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