Dees said in a 1970 interview with the Amarillo Globe-News that he first met Orbison when he performed in Amarillo, Texas.
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"I was shocked when we got off the plane in London, and there was like 10,000 people there at the airport meeting the plane," Dees told NPR. "It was like The Beatles when they came over here."
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