15 JULY 1966
'Lana', which had peaked at #15, was still in the Top 20 during this week. This was a fun, bouncy number that seemed slightly out of step with the changing styles, but Orbison - whose success was based on his voice rather than his looks - had maintained a solid-enough fan base in the UK to keep selling records. Despite that, 1966 was to be his last year of Top 20 success before his resurgence in the 1980s. It was also the year that his wife Claudette was killed in a motorcycle accident.
Orbison said of the late '60s: '[I] didn't hear a lot I could relate to so I kind of stood there like a tree where the winds blow and the seasons change, and you're still there and you bloom again.'