Lot 33: 1956 Sun Records 242 "Ooby Dooby" 78 RPM Record Signed by Roy Orbison
October 29, 2016
Memphis, TN, USALive Auction
In 1956, Roy Orbison began recording at Sun Studios with his band The Teen Kings. Their first recording on this label was "Ooby Dooby," which did well nationwide, becoming a hit in 1956, selling approximately 200,000 copies and reaching number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Shortly after the release, the band went their separate ways and Roy remained with Sun Records as a solo artist until 1958.
Offered is a 78 RPM of Sun Records 242, "Ooby Dooby," signed by Roy Orbison in black marker on the label, with "Go! Go! Go!" on side B. This exceptional example measures approximately 10 inches (25.4 cm) in diameter and is accompanied by a brown paper sleeve and a letter of authenticity from Graceland Authenticated.
Condition Report: The 78 has faint scratching on the surface typical of age, otherwise in excellent condition with strong signature. The sleeve has a tear at the bottom at the crease.