Remember them well along with Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Elvis all hitting the charts at the same time.
In my current state, it would almost certainly have escaped my notice, but for my dear friend Ellen who sent me an email to let me know that Don Everly, the older of the two Everly Brothers, had just died on Saturday at the age of 84. He was preceded in death by his brother and musical partner, Phil, who died in 2014, sixteen days before he would have turned 75.
I well remember listening to the Everly Brothers as a child and during my early teen years. 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 #2 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…
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