Oh, Pretty Woman

Oh, Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, October 8, 1964 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. Roy Orbison was writing with his songwriting partner Bill Dees at his house when he told Dees to get started writing by playing anything that came to mind. Orbison's wife Claudette came in and said she was going to go into town to buy something. Orbison asked if she needed any money, and Dees cracked, "Pretty woman never needs any money." Inspired, Orbison started singing, "Pretty woman walking down the street." Orbison and his wife Claudette had recently reconciled after some tough times, but as this song was climbing the charts, Roy found out she had been cheating on him and filed for divorce. In 1966, they remarried, but two months later Claudette was killed when the motorcycle she was riding was hit by a truck. Orbison faced tragedy again when his two oldest sons died in a fire at his home in 1968. He was on tour at the time.

Oh, Pretty Woman FAQs

Who sang Oh, Pretty Woman?

Oh, Pretty Woman was performed by Roy Orbison

What year did Oh, Pretty Woman get to the UK number 1 spot?

Oh, Pretty Woman first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, October 8, 1964

How long was Oh, Pretty Woman at number 1 in the UK?

Oh, Pretty Woman spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.