was Roy Orbison blind?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Born in Vernon, Texas, Orbison was raised in the tiny oil town of Wink, Texas, with music an important part of his family life. Two misconceptions stubbornly continue to surface about Roy: one, that he was an albino, and two, that he wore his trademark dark glasses because he was blind or nearly so. Neither is correct, although his myopia required thick corrective lenses.

    The reason for wearing sunglasses on stage as a gimmick began with an early career performance. Due to go onstage in a few minutes, Roy broke his regular glasses. Unable to see without corrective lenses, the only other pair of glasses he had available were darkly tinted sunglasses. The crowd and management loved the look, and he continued it as a trademark for the rest of his professional career.

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  • Lisa
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    4 years ago

    I don't think so! But he had a good sound! I thought the guitar star esteban was blind wearing glasses all the time. I learned recently that he was in an accident and it caused eye damage!

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  • 1 decade ago

    He was legally blind, yes. But he could see like shadows or something.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No he was trying to hide bloodshot eyes.

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  • 4 years ago

    No,not legally.

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  • No, he wasn't. He just wore dark glasses.

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, the shades made him look cool.

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  • 1 decade ago

    YES HE WAZ!

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