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The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo, known for steel-string acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing. Consisting of Isaac Donald "Don" Everly (February 1, 1937 – August 21, 2021) and Phillip "Phil" Everly (January 19, 1939 – January 3, 2014), the duo was raised in a musical family, first appearing on radio singing along with their father Ike Everly and mother Margaret Everly as "The Everly Family" in the 1940s. When the brothers were still in high school, they gained the attention of prominent Nashville musicians like Chet Atkins, who began to promote them for national attention.

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 No. 1 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 Do Is Dream", and "Problems". In 1960, they signed with the major label Warner Bros. Records and recorded "Cathy's Clown", written by the brothers themselves, which was their biggest selling single. The brothers enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1961, and their output dropped off, though additional hit singles continued through 1962, with "That's Old Fashioned (That's the Way Love Should Be)" being their last top-10 hit.

Long-simmering disputes with Wesley Rose, the CEO of Acuff-Rose Music, which managed the group, a growing drug usage in the 1960s, as well as changing tastes in popular music, led to the group's decline in popularity in its native U.S., though the brothers continued to release hit singles in the U.K. and Canada, and had many highly successful tours throughout the 1960s. In the early 1970s, the brothers began releasing solo recordings, and in 1973 they officially broke up. Starting in 1983, the brothers got back together, and would continue to perform periodically until Phil's death in 2014. Don died seven years later.

The group was highly influential on the music of the generation that followed it. Many of the top acts of the 1960s were heavily influenced by the close-harmony singing and acoustic guitar playing of the Everly Brothers, including the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Bee Gees, and Simon & Garfunkel. In 2015, Rolling Stone ranked the Everly Brothers No. 1 on its list of the 20 Greatest Duos of All Time. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class of 1986, and into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. Don was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2019, earning the organization's first Iconic Riff Award for his distinctive rhythm guitar intro to the Everlys' massive 1957 hit "Wake Up Little Susie".

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1958Songs Our Daddy Taught UsThe Everly Brothers32
1958The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers53
1960A Date With The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers3
1960It’s Everly Time!The Everly Brothers2
1961Both Sides of an EveningThe Everly Brothers2
1962Christmas With The Everly Brothers & the Boys Town ChoirThe Everly Brothers3
1962Instant Party!The Everly Brothers2
1963The Everly Brothers Sing Great Country HitsThe Everly Brothers1
1964Gone, Gone, GoneThe Everly Brothers1
1965Beat & SoulThe Everly Brothers1
1965Rock’n SoulThe Everly Brothers2
1966In Our ImageThe Everly Brothers1
1966Two Yanks in EnglandThe Everly Brothers2
1967The Everly Brothers SingThe Everly Brothers1
1967The Hit Sound of the Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers3
1968RootsThe Everly Brothers3
1972Stories We Could TellThe Everly Brothers3
1973Pass the Chicken & ListenThe Everly Brothers1
1984EB 84The Everly Brothers52
1985Born YesterdayThe Everly Brothers2
1988Some HeartsThe Everly Brothers2
1990The Very Best Of The Everly Brothers Volume TwoThe Everly Brothers1
1991The Original Hits 1957 - 1960The Everly Brothers1
1996Reunion Concert Vol. 2The Everly Brothers1
2000Wake Up, Little SusieThe Everly Brothers1
2006Walk Right BackThe Everly Brothers1

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1959The Everly Brothers’ BestThe Everly Brothers2
1960The Fabulous Style of The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers3
1962The Golden Hits of The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers1
1965The Very Best of The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers9
1977The New Album: Previously Unreleased Songs From the Early SixtiesThe Everly Brothers2
1980Cathy’s ClownThe Everly Brothers1
198424 Original ClassicsThe Everly Brothers3
1985Cadence Classics: Their 20 Greatest HitsThe Everly Brothers1
1986The Everly Brothers Greatest RecordingsThe Everly Brothers1
1986The CollectionThe Everly Brothers1
1986The Best Of The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers1
1987Bye Bye LoveThe Everly Brothers1
1987Golden HitsThe Everly Brothers1
1987The Very Best OfThe Everly Brothers1
1988All They Had to Do Was DreamThe Everly Brothers1
1988Bye Bye Love and Other HitsThe Everly Brothers1
1988The Rock ’n’ Roll Era: The Everly Brothers: 1957–1962The Everly Brothers3
198932 Greatest Hits / So Many YearsThe Everly Brothers1
1989A Portrait of The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers1
1989Hidden Gems From The Warner Bros. Years Volume 1Everly Brothers1
1990All‐Time Greatest HitsThe Everly Brothers1
1990Hits and Other FavoritesThe Everly Brothers1
1990The Everly Brothers / The Fabulous Style of The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers2
1991From The Original Master TapesThe Everly Brothers1
1991The Very Best OfThe Everly Brothers1
1991The Very Best of The Everly Brothers (budget 20 tracks)The Everly Brothers1
1992Classic Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers1
1992The Mercury Years ’84–’88The Everly Brothers1
1992Love SongsThe Everly Brothers1
1993The Mercury YearsThe Everly Brothers1
1993Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers on Warner Bros. 1960–1969The Everly Brothers1
1993Greatest HitsThe Everly Brothers1
1993GoldThe Everly Brothers1
1993Perfect HarmonyThe Everly Brothers1
1993Till I Kissed YouThe Everly Brothers1
1993The Golden Years of the Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers1
1993The Everly Brothers – DreamingThe Everly Brothers1
1994Heartaches & HarmoniesThe Everly Brothers1
1994All I Have to Do Is DreamThe Everly Brothers1
1994Bye Bye LoveThe Everly Brothers1
1994Original British Hit SinglesThe Everly Brothers1
1994The Everly Brothers: 36 All‐Time Favorites!The Everly Brothers1
1994Wake Up Little SusieThe Everly Brothers1
1995The Best of The Everly Brothers 1957–60The Everly Brothers1
1995The Hit CollectionThe Everly Brothers1
1996Golden ClassicsThe Everly Brothers1
1996The Natural CollectionThe Everly Brothers1
1997Greatest HitsThe Everly Brothers1
1997The Very Best of The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers2
1999All‐Time Original HitsThe Everly Brothers2
199920 Great Love SongsThe Everly Brothers1
1999Rock ’n’ Roll BalladsThe Everly Brothers1
1999The Very Best of the Cadence EraThe Everly Brothers1
2000Everly CountryThe Everly Brothers1
200023 Greatest HitsThe Everly Brothers1
2000Devoted to You: The Everly Brothers Love SongsThe Everly Brothers51
2000DreamThe Everly Brothers1
2000Live Volume 1The Everly Brothers1
2000The Everly Brothers’ BestThe Everly Brothers1
2000The Best of the Everly Brothers: 20 Original RecordingsThe Everly Brothers1
2000The StoryThe Everly Brothers1
2001Both Sides of an Evening / Instant PartyThe Everly Brothers1
2001It’s Everly Time / A Date With The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers1
2001The Complete Cadence Recordings 1957–1960The Everly Brothers1
200220th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection: The Best of The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers2
2002The Definitive Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers2
2003The Essential Cadence SinglesEverly Brothers1
2004This Is GoldThe Everly Brothers1
2005The Very Best of The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers2
2005Too Good To Be TrueThe Everly Brothers1
2005Dream… The Best of The Everly BrothersThe Everly Brothers1
2005Rock ’n’ Soul / Beat ’n’ SoulThe Everly Brothers1
2005Sing Great Country Hits / Gone Gone GoneThe Everly Brothers1
2005“Love Hurts” The Everly Brothers Collection, Volume OneThe Everly Brothers1

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