The Everly BrothersFormed 1957. Disbanded 3 January 2014
The Everly Brothers Biography (Wikipedia)
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 Jason "Phil" Everly (January 19, 1939 – January 3, 2014), 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 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.
- The Everly Brothers on Saturday Clubhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021yml7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p021yml7.jpg2014-07-05T07:00:00.000ZBrian Matthew welcomes Phil & Don Everly back to the UK on Saturday Club in 1963.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p021ymmx
The Everly Brothers on Saturday Club
- The Everly Brothers enter Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Famehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01pbs69.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01pbs69.jpg2014-01-05T21:01:00.000ZPat, Sue, Babs and Marie AKA The Lancashire Lasses nominate The Everly Brothers for a place in Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame on Radio 2https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01pbs6b
The Everly Brothers enter Michael Ball's Singers Hall of Fame
The Everly Brothers Tracks