Roy Orbison retrospective set for May 25 at Clock Tower’s Tempo Italian Bistro

Staff Report

John Bishoff, Ron Holm, Janel Nelson and Ken Druetzler bring their “In Dreams” Roy Orbison retrospective to Clock Tower Inn’s Tempo Bistro at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 25.

When asked how he developed his uncanny ability to emulate Orbison’s style, Holm replied: “I learned much of my music as a child by singing along with Roy Orbison records. I, like millions of other folks, was captivated by Roy’s intimate, vulnerable and unique vocal style. If I sound like Roy, it’s not because I try to mimic him. I’m just tapping into my earliest musical recollections and impressions.”

A high point for both Holm and Bishoff came in 1982, when their band opened for Orbison at a concert. Their “In Dreams” retrospective incorporates music that influenced Orbison and original music composed in Orbison’s style.

The $5 admission charge for the event will be waived for patrons who order dinner by 6:30 p.m. Details may be obtained at or by phoning (815) 979-1949.

From the May 22-28, 2013, issue

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