July 25, 2022 – On this day in history Roy Orbison got some satisfaction from a song he co-wrote with Joe Melson. He was hoping Elvis or the Everly Brothers would record it. They both turned down the song. on July 25, 1960 Orbison went to #2 on the U.S. charts with his own version of “Only the Lonely.’ His first hit. Check out the video for more interesting things that happend on this day in Rock History.
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John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 35 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a newsman so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he bought his first album, “Madman Across The Water” by Elton John as a teen. In the ’80s Beaudin was the host of the syndicated radio show “The Cross Canada Report” which had two versions (Rock and A/C). Beaudin was also asked to be a judge at the Juno Awards (Canada’s answer to the Grammys) Twice. He has anchored every position in radio including morning and afternoon drive and was a Program and Music Director for The Breeze and California 103 in Calgary. He currently hosts the popular Lovesongs at QM-FM in Vancouver and on iHeartRadio.