American musician and songwriter, born 24 January 1939 in Borger, Texas, died 24 October 2012 in Mountain Home, Arkansas. He enjoyed a successful career in the Nashville music scene as a singer, songwriter and entertainer, traveling the world performing. Bill's music included the No. 1 hits "Oh, Pretty Woman" and "It's Over" recorded by Roy Orbison
, and his songs were also recorded by artists as diverse as Loretta Lynn, Dinah Shore, Johnny Cash, The Germs, The Newbeats, Glen Campbell, Al Green and Van Halen.