Dan Aykroyd, Michelle Branch, Jeff Beck, Chris Isaak, Jeff Lynne, Jason Mraz, Joe Walsh, Dwight Yoakam and others are expected on Friday for an 11:30 a.m. ceremony outside the Capitol Records tower in Hollywood. That will put Orbison's star next to those of John Lennon and George Harrison. Orbison died in 1988 of a heart attack at the age of 52 while a member of The Traveling Wilburys with Harrison and Lynne. "It's very nice to be wanted again, but I still can't quite believe it," he said when his career, which began in the 1950s, took off again in the '80s.
Orbison's star-studded 1987 concert at the Coconut Grove on Wilshire is a cliche of PBS pledge breaks by now, but here's a Grammy-winning snippet with Orbison and Bruce Springsteen anyway.
After the jump: Orbison's "Crying" duet with k.d. lang. Orbison is buried in Westwood.