The mask transformed Jimmy Ellis from Orrville Alabama into ORION the superstar of song. The act of wearing the mask ignited a fantasy and brought him great pleasures but also much pain.
“I realised, they weren’t clapping for me, they were clapping for a ghost.” Jimmy “ORION” Ellis
If you were offered everything you’d ever dreamed of, would you sacrifice your whole identity?
Make a tribute to Jimmy “Orion” Ellis and contribute to I Am Orion – wear your own mask or a don a replica of one of Orion’s iconic Sun Records masks. Choose from our selection and take your photograph, upload a hand-drawn tribute or record your own song as Orion and upload to our tribute gallery.