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.”
March 30, 2012
The Everly Brothers were two of the kings of the late 1950s and early 1960s pre-Beatles era. They placed 38 singles on the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Pop Singles Chart, 1957-1964, and sold tens of milllions of records.
Don and Phil Everly began singing together as children and by their late teens had received a recording contract. Their first chart single, “Bye Bye Love,” reached number two and from that point on they were hit making machines.
“So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad)/Lucille” was a double=sided release released during the summer of 1960. “So Sad” reached number number seven and “Lucille” rose to number 21. Both had harmonies that would make you ache and are representative of some of the best pure pop of their era.
The Everly Brothers were inducted into THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME during 1986.
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.
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.