THE ROY ORBISON CONCERT TRIBUTE
TO BENEFIT THE HOMELESS
February 24, 1990, Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, California.
Universal Amphitheatre was an indoor amphitheatre located in Los Angeles, Ca., within Universal City, then remodeled and converted into an indoor theatre in 1982 to improve acoustics. Its capacity was 6189 seats. It closed on September 6 2013, to be demolished for The Wizarding World of Harry Potter attraction at Universal Studios Hollywood.
Roy Orbison died December 6, 1988, in Hendersonville,
Tennessee. This concert was held in his honor and conceived by his
wife, Barbara, knowing his commitment to the homeless. The concert
consisted of narration, musical performances, film, poetry, and
program (8.5 x 11 inches).
The program booklet lists names of hosts, performers,
and credits (concert production). There is a very nice 3 page synopsis
of Roy's life and legendary career with pictures, including an awesome
one with The Beatles (early: he was one of their heroes). There
are several pages of written tributes from famous singer/songwriters:
Bruce Springsteen, Emmylou Harris, Bob Dylan, Bono (U2), Mick Jagger
(Rolling Stones), Jeff Lynne (ELO, Traveling Wilburys), Tom Petty,
George Harrison, and Chris Isaak.
The program include photos: there
is a full page photo of Cher. Roy's complete discography is listed
on a full page. All photos are black/white.
The program was printed
before all acts were lined up, so an addendum page was included.
It is a loose sheet of nice linen paper. Many of the hosts/performers
are listed in the booklet; all are listed on the loose sheet. Not on the list of performers
(they just showed up): George Harrison, and... Bob Dylan.
Bob Dylan performed three songs at the concert:
Mr. Tambourine Man
He Was A Friend Of Mine (trad., registered as Bob Dylan)
Only The Lonely (Know The Way I Feel) (Roy Orbison/Joe Melson)