Dees Pribek Unofficial PHOTO: Caption -- "[HERE] I’ve [Jack Pribek] been working on a duo thing with my old buddy Bill Dees and we are dipping our toes in the water this weekend with a couple of road gigs. [August 21 thru 22, 2009] (SOURCE)Go To More MooPig LINKS :: The Guitar ... , A Couple of Road Gigs ...
Friday night in York, Nebraska and Saturday in Pella, Iowa.
Bill is a truly one of a kind and he has been putting in some serious work on this little “project”. I’ve been kind of hush hush about it but, it’s real cool. ..."
Following is latest Blurb "Bill Dees" available in Wikkipaedia [HERE] ::
retrieved in entirety by Pat Darnell
" ... Born in the small town of Borger in the Texas Panhandle, he played guitar and sang with a band called "The Five Bops," gaining enough recognition to perform on an Amarillo, Texas radio station. Dees eventually made his way to Nashville, Tennessee where his meeting Roy Orbison led to a collaboration that produced a string of successful songs for Monument Records including the hits Oh, Pretty Woman and It's Over.
In 1967, Dees co-wrote all the songs for the Orbison album and MGM motion picture The Fastest Guitar Alive.
Beyond his work with Orbison, Bill Dees wrote hundreds of songs, a number of which were recorded by performers such as Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Skeeter Davis, Glen Campbell, Billy Joe Royal, Frank Ifield, Mark Dinning and Gene Pitney. In 2000, he recorded his own album titled "Saturday Night At The Movies," a compilation of songs previously sung by Orbison that had been written with Dees and some that Dees had written alone.
Dees now resides near Branson, Missouri, and continues to write songs with collaborator Jack Pribek. ..."*