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Australian singles chart:
Blue Bayou entered the Kent Music Report on 19 December 1977 and peaked at #3. It was #37 on the Top 100 of 1978.
The song is on Simple Dreams which entered the Kent Music Report album charts on 19 September 1977. It reached #1 on 13 February 1978 and remained there for 5 weeks.
Roy Orbison, Joe Melson
Record label of Australian release:
BONUS CLIP BELOW – Roy Orbison singing Blue Bayou
Blue Bayou was originally recorded by Roy Orbison on his legendary 1963 album In Dreams. While it only scored as high as #29 in the US, Linda Ronstadt took it to far greater fame as her only gold-selling single and her signature song. (Roy’s original version was more successful in Australia, where it reached #1.)
Linda Ronstadt has been called “the most successful and certainly the most durable and most gifted woman rock singer of her era” in Andrew Greeley’s book God in Popular Culture.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/linda-ronstadt/blue-bayou
This song is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s
Roy Orbison live in Australia in 1972
The song was a #1 hit in Australia in 1963
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