Singing ballads that conveyed vulnerability in a falsetto voice made Roy Orbison unique among male performers in the early rock era. He stood still in concert, wearing sunglasses and dressed in black, all of which gave him an air of mystery. In his biography "Chronicles, Vol. 1," Bob Dylan wrote, "Orbison...transcended all the genres - folk, country, rock and roll or just about anything. ...He could sound mean and nasty on one line and then sing in a falsetto voice like Frankie Valli in the next. ...Orbison was deadly serious - no pollywog and no fledgling juvenile. There wasn't anything else on the radio like him.” Above, Orbison sang "Only the Lonely" on Austin City Limits, 1982.