Friday, September 01, 2023

FRIDAY MUSIC: The Everly Brothers, by JD

The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo, known for steel-string acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing. Consisting of Isaac Donald "Don" Everly (born February 1, 1937) and Phillip "Phil" Jason Everly (January 19, 1939 ), the duo were raised in a musical family, first appearing on radio singing along with their father Ike Everly and mother Margaret Everly as "The Everly Family" in the 1940s. When the brothers were still in high school, they gained the attention of prominent Nashville musicians like Chet Atkins, who began to groom them for national attention.

They began writing and recording their own music in 1956, and their first hit song came in 1957, with "Bye Bye Love", written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. The song hit number 1 in the spring of 1957, and additional hits would follow through 1958, many of them written by the Bryants, including "Wake Up Little Susie", "All I Have to Do Is Dream", and "Problems". In 1960, they signed with the major label Warner Bros. Records and recorded "Cathy's Clown", written by the brothers themselves, which was their biggest selling single. The brothers enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1961, and their output dropped off, though additional hit singles continued through 1962, with "That's Old Fashioned (That's the Way Love Should Be)" being their last top-10 hit.

Everly Brothers International Archive : Brothers in Arms (2005)

The Everly Brothers - Wake Up Little Susie ( 1957 )

The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love (Shindig, Nov 18, 1964)

Everly Brothers - Crying In The Rain

Everly Brothers, Silver Haired Daddy of mine

Everly Brothers Country Music Hall of Fame Video

The Everly Brothers - On The Wings Of A Nightingale - Platengala 1984 - 13-10-1984

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