OK, more "Big O": This '63 "operatic ballad of lost love" came to Roy Orbison upon awakening one morning and he penned it in 20 minutes. It peaked at #7 in the U.S. and stayed in the UK charts for 5 months while he toured with The Beatles. Ringo was quoted as saying: "Roy Orbison was the only act that The Beatles didn't want to follow." In 2:48 min. he goes through 7 distinct "movements", each with unique melodies and chord progressions, utilizing 2 out of his 4-octave range! #312 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time. Figures prominently during the climax of David Lynch's '87 "Blue Velvet".
Yesterday's answer: "Party Doll" by Buddy Knox. From Dan Rogers: "Really fit with the music of Buddy Holly, etc. Nice period of music!" Me: "Buddy" must be a Texas thang - are you sure you're not "Buddy" Rogers?