Fifty years ago this week, the Beatles were all abuzz about opening for Roy Orbison. It was further proof of the band's “to the toppermost of the poppermost” trajectory. Orbison, who toured with the Beatles in Britain in May 1963, was one of the few Americans who had even heard of them.
Another was singer Chris Montez. The Beatles opened for him, too. In early 1963, Montez had a hit on his hands — “Let's Dance.” On a rainy and cold British tour with Tommy Roe, he became friends with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.
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