Roy Orbison's sons Roy Jr., Wesley and Alex set the record straight on the Orbison legacy in the newly released biography, The Authorized Roy Orbison.
"Dad was a recluse on the level of a Greta Garbo or a Howard Hughes," Orbison Jr. tells Rolling Stone, "so there was not a lot written about him. I think he is one of the most misunderstood artists of all time and there is so much misinformation about him. In completing his memoirs, the truth was very important to us. This book is a personal account of our dad and we tried to present it in an entertaining way."
"I think he was the most romantic artist of all time," he adds. "Dad wrote and sang about subject matter that is timeless, like heartbreak. Teenagers still go through that. We're at a time when a lot of music is fake. But Dad was real. And he is definitely our hero."