Tomorrow is non-Million Dollar Quartet member Roy Orbison's seventy-fourth birthday. Roy was a hell of a singer (among many other accomplishments) and he put on killer live shows until the end. A huge talent, but you knew that.
Tonight you can celebrate The Big O by attending Herschel Greer Stadium where the Nashville Sounds are set to square off against the Oklahoma City Redhawks. Roy's widow will toss out the first pitch and the first 1.000 fans through the turnstiles will receive free Roy sunglasses and a case of unrequited heartache. It's also Taco Bell Throwback Thursday--discounts on concessions and the team will be suited up in retro 1980s drag.
We're really weird about honoring our departed rock & roll legends. Elvis gets the Cirque du Soleil dancers and ol' Roy winds up second fiddle to a bowl of $2 nachos. And Pete Puma in shades.
Happy Birthday Roy!