So why did Roy Orbison wear dark sunglasses throughout his music career? Dark glasses were not the fashion when Roy Orbison started wearing them and he certainly was not blind.
There are one or two strange stories going around as to why Roy Orbison wore the dark sunglasses but the one realistic reason as to why this rock and roll legend was always seen wearing them is this. He once left his regular glasses behind after leaving to take a plane on the East coast of America. When he boarded the plane he was wearing his dark prescription glasses. Because he had forgot his others, when they landed he had to keep the dark glasses on even though by this time it was dark.
Apparantely, his record management thought it gave him a mysterious kind of look and from then on and because of that incident the dark sunglasses became Roy Orbisons famous trademark.
Out of interest, Roy Orbison grew up in Texas and was born on April the 23rd 1936. He became one of Rock and Rolls greatest legends during his singing career with songs like “Crying”, “Only The Lonely”, “Pretty Woman” and “I Drove All Night” amongst many hits. He had an excellent singing voice and was respected by many bands, pop and rock stars alike. Roy Orbison sadly passed of a heart attack in the month of December 1988 although his memory lives on through his timeless music and wonderful songs. To this day there are documentaries and music videos being aired on television channels around the world of Roy Orbison singing those wonderful hits on stage with a guitar and of course his trademark dark sunglasses.