On September 30, 1987 an amazing collection of musicians came together at the Cocoanut Grove nightclub in Los Angeles to pay tribute to the legendary Roy Orbison. The concert, which aired on Cinemax on Jan 3, 1988, was a huge part of Orbison's public renaissance which, during the late 80s, returned him to the prominence he so richly deserved but hadn't seen since the mid 60s. All musicians present appeared free of charge out of respect for this seminal musical figure. The core of the backing band consisted of the TCB (Taking Care of Business) band, who had backed Elvis from 1969 until his death in 1977. Filling out the supporting cast were Bruce Springsteen, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello and Tom Waits. Backup singers included Jackson Browne, J.D. Souther, Steven Soles, Bonnie Raitt, K.D. Lang and Jennifer Warnes. The concert was filmed in one take; no redos, and was live music of the highest order. A review of the concert seems pointless as the joy and satisfaction on the faces of the participants says more than words ever could.

"Only the Lonely" from that amazing evening in LA.