I'm following @wofstargirl on Twitter and found out that Roy Orbison was going to be honored today with a star on the Walk of Fame outside of Capitol Records. I thought it would be cool to check out... Here's the info and my photos:
Roy's widow and sons accepted the honor on Orbison's behalf, along with Dan Aykroyd and T Bone Burnett (who recently won a Golden Globe for the theme song from the movie Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges).
Other musicians and celebrities in attendance included: Jeff Lynne (record producer for Roy Orbison, The Beatles, Tom Petty), Phil Everly, Chris Isaak (musician & actor: The Silence of the Lambs), Beatles wives: Olivia Harrison and Barbara Bach (married to Ringo Starr), Eric Idle (Monty Python), guitarist Joe Walsh (Eagles, Ringo Starr and his All Starr band), drummer Jim Keltner (Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, Neil Diamond...), Dwight Yoakam, Jason Mraz, and director David Lynch (The Elephant Man, Mulholland Drive).
Dan Aykroyd arrives on his Harley Davidson:
Barbara Orbison with one of her sons:
T Bone Burnett with Orbison's sons:
Dan Aykroyd with Barbara Orbison and Alex Orbison (WhiteStarr):
drummer Jim Keltner (far left) and Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh (far right):
Jeff Lynne far left (record producer Roy Orbison, The Beattles), Joe Walsh standing behind Dan Aykroyd, and Roy Orbison's sons: