The Everly Brothers

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Descriptive "tags": oldies 60s rock n roll rock and roll pop rockabilly 50s rock classic rock Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: BBC Music Wikipedia

Biography

Don (Isaac Donald Everly, 1 February 1937, Brownie, Kentucky, USA) and Phil (b. Phillip Everly, 19 January 1939, Chicago, Illinois, USA), the world’s most famous rock ‘n’ roll duo, had already experienced a full career before their first record, ‘Bye Bye Love’, was released. As sons of popular country artists Ike and Margaret, they were pushed into the limelight from an early age. They regularly appeared on their parents’ radio shows throughout the 40s and accompanied them on many tours. In the mid-50s, as rockabilly was evolving into rock ‘n’ roll, the boys moved to Nashville, the mecca for such music. Don had a minor hit when Kitty Wells recorded his composition ‘Thou Shalt Not Steal’ in 1954. In 1957 they were given a Felice and Boudleaux Bryant song that was finding difficulty being placed. They took ‘Bye Bye Love’ and made it their own; it narrowly missed the US number 1 position and reached number 6...

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