They stayed in Phillips' home where they slept in separate rooms; in the studio Orbison concentrated on the mechanics of recording. He finiRoy Orbisond the year with a Christmas song written by Willie Nelson titled "Pretty Paper" (U. His geology grades dropping he switched to Odessa Junior College to consider becoming a teacher.
In 2002 Billboard magazine listed Orbison at number 74 in the Top 600 recording artists. He was known for performing while standing still and solitary wearing black clothes and dark sunglasses which lent an air of mystery to his persona. Rolling Stone placed Orbison at number 37 on their list of The Greatest Artists of All Time and number 13 on their list of The 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.