Bird Dog by The Everly Brothers

January 23, 2014

 

Phil and Don Everly were the most popular duo in music history until passed by Hall & Oates. They were superstars of the late 1950s and early 1960s. They broke up 1973 but reunited in 1983. They were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1986.

“Bird Dog” was their third of four number one hits but only barely. It topped out at number two on the BILLBOARD Hot 100 but managed to spend one week at the top of the Best Seller In Stores Chart. While it was definitely not a country song, it also topped that chart as well.

Don Everly passed away recently so one last tip of the hat to the Everly Brothers and their number one hit “Bird Dog.”


Crying In The Rain 45 by The Everly Brothers

October 16, 2012

The Everly Brothers were superstars during the pre-Beatles era. They placed 36 singles on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart, 1957-1964, including four that reached number one. This led to their 1986 induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.

“Crying In The Rain” first reached the Pop Chart, January 13, 1962, and during its 13 weeks on the chart, it peaked at number six. It was the second to last top 30 hit of their career.

If there was thing the Everly Brothers could do, it was harmonize. Their voices fit together perfectly and this single remains an excellent example of that fact.


Cathy’s Clown 45 by The Everly Brothers

November 25, 2011

The Everly Brothers were elected to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during 1986. They remain one of the more influential artists in music history as their tight harmonies would impress a generation of musicians including The Besatles, Beach Boys, and Bee Gees.

Thye became stars during the last half of the 1960s with such hits as “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “Wkae Up Little Susie,” which both reached number one and “Bye Bye Love” and “Problems,” which both climbed to number two.

The signed with the WB label during 1960 and their first release for their new music home was the biggest of their career.

“Cathy’s Clown” topped the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart for five weeks and the British Singles Chart for seven. It would sell 8 million copies worldwide. ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE named it as one of the 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.

The Everly Brothers still tour every so often.


All I Have To Do Is Dream 45 by The Everly Brothers

December 12, 2010

The Everly Brothers were stars of the highest magnitude during the late fifties and early sixties. They placed 36 songs on The American singles charts, 1957-1964, and only two more after that point. Four would reach the number one position.

Don and Phil Everly were noted for their harmonies. There was rarely a lead vocal as they sang the leads together.

“All I Have To Do Is Dream” was their biggest hit topping the singles charts for five weeks during 1958. It also remains one of the most memorable ballads of the pre-Beatles era. It also topped the R&B charts which was a stretch as it is classic pop.

“All I Have To Do Is Dream” was one of the main reasons they were elected to The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1986.