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The Everly Brothers

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The Everly Brothers weren’t only being among the most important and best early rock & roll stars, but additionally being among the most influential rockers of any era. They arranged unmatched requirements for close, two-part harmonies and infused early rock and roll & move with among the better elements of nation and pop music. Their legacy was and it is felt enormously in every rock and roll acts that use harmonies as primary features, from your Beatles and Simon & Garfunkel to legions of country-rockers in addition to origins rockers like Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe (who once documented an EP of Everlys tunes collectively). Don (given birth to Feb 1, 1937) and Phil (given birth to January 19, 1939) had been professionals method before their teenagers, schooled by their completed guitarist dad Ike, and performing with their family members on radio broadcasts in Iowa. Within the middle-’50s, they produced a short stab at regular Nashville nation with Columbia. When their one flopped, these were ensemble adrift for a long time until they latched onto Cadence. Don spent their initial one for the label, “Bye Bye Like,” using a Bo Diddley defeat that helped lift the tune to number 2 in 1957. “Bye Bye Appreciate” started a remarkable three-year string of traditional strike singles for Cadence, including “AWAKEN Small Susie,” “All I must Do Is Fantasy,” “Parrot Pet,” “(‘Til) I Kissed You,” and “When AM I GOING TO End up being Loved.” The Everlys sang of youthful love using a heart-rending yearning and convincing melodies. The harmonies owed audible bad debts to Appalachian nation music, but had been imbued with an enthusiastic contemporary pop sensibility that produced them more available without compromising any power or beauty. These were not as natural as the crazy rockabilly males from Sun Information, however they could rock solid when they desired. Actually their midtempo figures and ballads had been executed having a pressure missing within the directly nation and pop music from the period. The duo loved a top-notch support group of maker Archie Bleyer, great Nashville program players like Chet Atkins, as well as the amazing songwriting group of Boudleaux and Felice Bryant. Don, and sometimes Phil, wrote superb tunes of their very own aswell. In 1960, the Everlys remaining Cadence for any lucrative contract using the then-young Warner Bros. label (though it isn’t often observed, the Everlys would execute a lot to determine Warners as a significant pressure within the record business). It’s occasionally been written that this duo by no means recaptured the magic of the Cadence recordings, but in fact Phil and Don peaked both commercially and artistically making use of their 1st Warners produces. “Cathy’s Clown,” their 1st Warners solitary, was among their greatest tunes and lots one strike. Their 1st two Warners LPs, having a fuller and brasher creation than their Cadence function, were not simply among their greatest function, but two of the greatest rock and roll albums of the first ’60s. The strikes kept coming for two years, some very nice (“Walk BACK,” “Enticement”), some exhibiting a distressing, raising tendency toward gentle pop and maudlin sentiments (“Ebony Eye,” “That’s OLD-FASHIONED”). Don and Phil’s personal lives emerged under a whole lot of tension in the first ’60s: they enlisted in to the Sea Corps Reserves (jointly), and researched acting for half a year but never produced a film. More significantly, Don created an dependence on speed and nearly died of the overdose in past due 1962. By that point, their profession as graph titans within the U.S. got ended; “That’s OLD-FASHIONED” (1962) was their last TOP strike. Their albums became careless, erratic affairs, that was even more irritating because a lot of their flop singles of that time period were fine, also near-classic initiatives that demonstrated they can still deliver the products. Virtually by itself among first-generation rock and roll & move superstars, the Everlys trapped with no-nonsense rock and roll & move and remained decided to maintain their sound modern, instead of drifting toward smooth pop or nation like so numerous others. Although their middle-’60s recordings had been largely ignored in the us, they contained a few of their finest function, including a ferocious Best 40 solitary in 1964 (“Eliminated, Gone, Eliminated”). They continued to be big stars abroad — in 1965, “Cost of Like” visited number two within the U.K. in the height from the English Invasion. They integrated jangling Beatle/Byrdesque guitars into a few of their tunes and recorded an excellent recording using the Hollies (who have been probably even more blatantly influenced from the Everlys than every other United kingdom music group of that time period). In the past due ’60s, they helped pioneer country-rock using the 1968 record Root base, their most advanced and unified full-length declaration. None of the revived their profession as hitmakers, though they can always command large audiences on worldwide travels and hosted a network Television variety present in 1970. The years of enforced professional togetherness finally got their toll in the set in the first ’70s, which noticed several dispirited albums and, finally, an acrimonious separation in 1973. They spent another decade performing single, which only demonstrated — as is indeed usually the case in close-knit creative partnerships — just how much each sibling needed another to audio his greatest. In 1983, plenty of water experienced flowed beneath the bridge for both to resume carrying out and recording collectively. The tours, having a backup music group led by guitarist Albert Lee, demonstrated they can still sing well. The information (both live and studio room) were reasonable initiatives that, in the ultimate estimation, weren’t in nearly exactly the same league as their ’50s and ’60s classics, although Paul McCartney penned a little hit single on their behalf (“In the Wings of the Nightingale”). One of the most effective and dignified reunions within the rock and roll annals, the Everlys continuing to execute live, although they didn’t discharge albums together following the past due ’80s. Phil Everly passed away on January 3, 2014 from problems of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; he was 74 yrs . old.

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Full Name The Everly Brothers
Nationality American
Spouse Patrice Arnold, Patricia Mickey, Jacqueline Alice Ertel
Parents Isaac Milford "Ike" Everly, Jr., Margaret Embry Everly
Siblings Don Everly
Awards Grammy Hall of Fame, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, NME Award for World Group
Music Songs Bye Bye Love, Let It Be Me, Wake Up Little Susie, Cathy's Clown, Devoted to You, Crying in the Rain, When Will I Be Loved?, Walk Right Back, Bird Dog, I Kissed You, So Sad, Take a Message to Mary, Love Hurts, Ebony Eyes, All I Have to Do Is Dream, On the Wings of a Nightingale, The Price of Love, That's Old Fashioned, Be Bop a Lula, Poor Jenny, This little girl of mine, Should we tell him, Love Is Strange, I Wonder If I Care As Much, Since You Broke My Heart, Lightning Express, Claudette, Why Worry, Brand new heartache, Oh So Many Years, Always It's You, Bowling Green
Albums Songs Our Daddy Taught Us, It's Everly Time, The Everly Brothers Sing, EB 84, Gone Gone Gone, Pass the Chicken & Listen, Two Yanks in England, Everly Brothers Show, Both Sides of an Evening, Beat & Soul, Some Hearts, The Everly Brothers Sing Great Country Hits, Roots, The Hit Sound of the Everly Brothers, The Everly Brothers' Best, A Date with the Everly Brothers, Stories We Could Tell, Christmas with the Everly Brothers and the Boystown Choir, Heartaches and Harmonies, Classic Everly Brothers, Give Me a Future, All They Had to Do Was Dream, The Definitive Everly Brothers, The Everly Brothers, The Cadence Years, Vol.3, The Collection 1955-1961, A Rock 'N' Roll Mark, 50 Favourites, Susie Q, First There Was Country, 55 Essential Tracks, Just Everly Brothers, The Everly Brothers Live in Paris (Live at The Olympia), LIVE (Volume 2), Don & Phil, The Everly Brothers: Greatest Hits, Best In Live Presents Everly Brothers, The Golden Hits of the Everly Brothers, At Their Best (Vol. 1), The Fabulous Style of the Everly Brothers, Ebony Eyes (Live), Essential Everly Brothers, All-Time Greatest Hits, Golden Greats (Original Classic Recordings), #1 Hits, The Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame, The Songs Of...
Nominations Grammy Award for Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal, Country Music Association Award for Vocal Event of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Academy of Country Music Award for Video of the Year


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#Fact
1 In 1957 radio stations in Boston, MA, refused to play "Wake Up Little Susie" because of its "suggestive" lyrics (the song is about two teenagers on a date at a drive-in who fall asleep in the car and wake up long after the movie has ended).
2 They were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
3 Members are Don Everly and Phil Everly.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Late Bloomer 2016 performer: "All I have to do is Dream"
Who's Doing the Dishes? 2016 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Brontes at the BBC 2016 TV Movie documentary performer: "Crying in the Rain" - uncredited
Show Jana Krause 2016 TV Series music - 1 episode
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC 2015 TV Movie performer: "Bye Bye Love"
Slash 3 2015 performer: "All I Have to Do Is Dream"
Cobain: Montage of Heck 2015 Documentary performer: "Wake Up Little Susie"
Cilla 2014 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Masters of Sex 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Serangoon Road 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Joy of the Single 2012 TV Movie documentary performer: "Cathy's Clown', "Lucille" - uncredited
Gila! 2012 TV Movie performer: "Walk Right Back"
One Hit Wonderland 2012 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Supernatural 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beatrix, Oranje onder Vuur 2012 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
When Rock Goes Acoustic 2011 TV Movie documentary performer: "Wake Up Little Susie" - uncredited
The Help 2011 performer: "Walk Right Back"
Paranoia 2011/I Video performer: "All I Have To Do Is Dream"
Mafia II 2010 Video Game performer: "ALL I HAVE TO DO IS DREAM", "BYE BYE LOVE" uncredited
Flipped 2010/I performer: "Crying In The Rain", "Devoted To You", "Bird Dog"
Frankie & Alice 2010 performer: "Bye Bye Love"
A Nightmare on Elm Street 2010 performer: "All I Have to Do Is Dream"
Rock & Chips 2010 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Doctor Who: Dreamland 2009 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode
Cairo Time 2009 performer: "Then I Kissed Her"
NCIS 2009 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008 performer: "Wake Up Little Susie"
Forsthaus Falkenau 2007 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Expired 2007 performer: "Born to Lose", "Don't Forget to Cry" - as Everly Brothers
Jukebox Rock 'n' Roll Vol. 1 2007 Video performer: "Wake Up Little Susie"
Cold Case 2004-2006 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
A Good Year 2006 performer: "Walk Right Back"
Magic Carpet Ride 2005 performer: "Bye Bye Love"
Brothers in Arms 2005 TV Movie documentary performer: "Bye Bye Love", "Wake Up Little Susie", "All I Have to Do Is Dream", "Love Hurts", "Problems", "It Breaks My Heart", "I'm So Lonesome" - uncredited
No Regrets 2004 performer: "Bye Bye Love"
American Dreams 2002 TV Series performer: "Gone Gone Gone"
The Simpsons 2002 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Riding in Cars with Boys 2001 performer: "All I Have to do is Dream"
It Came from the Sky 1999 TV Movie performer: "Let It Be Me", "All I Have To Do Is Dream"
A Bright Shining Lie 1998 TV Movie performer: "Be-Bop-A-Lula"
Where the Heart Is 1998 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Locusts 1997 performer: "All I Have To Do Is Dream", "Love Is Strange", "Love Hurts"
Get on the Bus 1996 performer: "Cathy's Clown"
Tohuwabohu 1995-1996 TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Les anges gardiens 1995 performer: "Wake Up Little Susie"
Bye Bye Love 1995 performer: "Bye Bye Love", "So Sad To Watch Good Love Go Bad", "Don't Worry Baby" / producer: "Don't Worry Baby"
Epimaco Velasco: NBI 1994 performer: "All I Have to Do Is Dream" - uncredited
This Boy's Life 1993 performer: "Bye Bye Love"
The Wonder Years 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Marienhof 1992 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Quantum Leap 1989-1992 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Ladybugs 1992 performer: "All I Have To Do Is Dream"
Beverly Hills, 90210 1991 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Coupe de Ville 1990 performer: "Crying In The Rain"
Tequila Sunrise 1988 performer: "Don't Worry, Baby"
Buster 1988 performer: "Let It Be Me"
Stealing Home 1988 performer: "All I Have To Do Is Dream"
Cocktail 1988 performer: "When Will I Be Loved"
Short Circuit 2 1988 performer: "Bye Bye Love"
Bull Durham 1988 performer: "When Will I Be Loved"
The Year My Voice Broke 1987 performer: "Temptation"
Best of Bandstand 1986 Video documentary performer: "Cathy's Clown"
Arena 1984 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style 1983 Video documentary performer: "Wake Up Little Susie", "Be-Bop-A-Lula" - uncredited
The Right Stuff 1983 performer: "Wake Up Little Susie"
Vrijdag 1980 performer: "Let it be Me" - as Everly Brothers
American Hot Wax 1978 performer: "Bye Bye Love"
Crazy Mama 1975 performer: "Devoted To You", "All I Have To Do Is Dream"
That'll Be the Day 1973 performer: "Bye Bye Love" uncredited, "Devoted To You" uncredited, "'Till I Kissed You"
The Ed Sullivan Show 1971 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Music Scene 1969 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Lulu's Back in Town 1968 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Hollywood a Go Go 1965-1966 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Shindig! 1964-1965 TV Series performer - 9 episodes
Poor Little Rich Girl 1965 Documentary performer: "Bye Bye Love", "'Til I Kissed You", "Wake Up Little Susie", "Crying In The Rain", "Walk Right Back", "Cathy's Clown", "Bird Dog", "All I Have To Do Is Dream", "Devoted To You", "Lucille" / writer: "Cathy's Clown"
Flaming Creatures 1963 performer: "Be-Bop-A-Lula"
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1961 TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1959 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1959 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Brothers in Arms 2005 TV Movie documentary thanks to - as Everly Brothers

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sixties Soft Rock 2004 Video short Themselves
In Dreams: The Roy Orbison Story 1999 TV Movie documentary Themselves
Cue the Music 1991 TV Series Themselves (1993)
A Prairie Home Companion: The Second Annual Farewell Performance 1988 TV Movie Themselves
The Beach Boys: 25 Years Together 1987 TV Movie Themselves
Best of Bandstand 1986 Video documentary Themselves
Arena 1984 TV Series documentary Themselves
The Midnight Special 1972-1980 TV Series Themselves
All You Need Is Love 1977 TV Series documentary Themselves
Musikladen 1972 TV Series Themselves
Beat-Club 1972 TV Series Themselves
Stand Up and Cheer 1972 TV Series Themselves
Tom Smothers' Organic Prime Time Space Ride 1971 TV Series Themselves
The Johnny Cash Show 1970 TV Series Themselves - Singers
Petula 1970 TV Special Themselves
Music Scene 1969 TV Series Themselves - Musical Guest
The Hollywood Palace 1969 TV Series Themselves
The Kraft Music Hall 1967-1969 TV Series Themselves
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour 1968 TV Series Themselves
It's Happening 1968 TV Series Themselves
Lulu's Back in Town 1968 TV Series Themselves
Operation: Entertainment 1968 TV Series Themselves
The Joey Bishop Show 1967 TV Series Themselves
Where the Action Is 1965-1966 TV Series Themselves
Hippodrome 1966 TV Series Themselves
The Merv Griffin Show 1966 TV Series Themselves
The Kraft Summer Music Hall 1966 TV Series Themselves - Guests
Ready, Steady, Go! 1965-1966 TV Series Themselves
Hollywood a Go Go 1965-1966 TV Series Themselves - Singers
The Jimmy Dean Show 1966 TV Series Themselves
Thank Your Lucky Stars 1962-1965 TV Series Themselves
Shindig! 1964-1965 TV Series Themselves - Singers
Gadzooks! It's All Happening 1965 TV Series Themselves
Five O'Clock Club 1965 TV Series Themselves
The Eamonn Andrews Show 1965 TV Series Themselves
Hullabaloo 1965 TV Series Themselves
New American Bandstand 1965 1957-1964 TV Series Themselves
The Tennessee Ernie Ford Show 1961 TV Series Themselves - Singers
The Dick Clark Show 1958-1960 TV Series Themselves
Spectacular 1959 TV Series Themselves - Guests
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall 1957-1959 TV Series Themselves / Themselves - Guests
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1959 TV Series Themselves - Singers
The Patti Page Oldsmobile Show 1958 TV Series Themselves
The Bob Crosby Show 1958 TV Series Themselves
The Arthur Murray Party 1957 TV Series Themselves
The Julius LaRosa Show 1957 TV Series Themselves

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll: Rock 'n' Roll at the BBC 2015 TV Movie Themselves
My Yearbook 1960-1963 2015 TV Movie Themselves
My Music: 50s & 60s Rock Rewind 2014 TV Movie Themselves
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Themselves
The Joy of the Single 2012 TV Movie documentary Themselves (uncredited)
No me la puc treure del cap 2012 TV Series Themselves
The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert 2009 TV Special Themselves
My Music: Love Songs of the '50s and '60s 2008 TV Movie Themselves
Jukebox Rock 'n' Roll Vol. 1 2007 Video Himself
Neil Diamond: Under a Tennessee Moon 1996 TV Special documentary Themselves
The Very Best of the Ed Sullivan Show 2 1991 TV Special Themselves
Cool Cats: 25 Years of Rock 'n' Roll Style 1983 Video documentary Themselves

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1986 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Recording Awarded on October 2, 1986 at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. to Don and Phil Everly.


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