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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 Claudette - Everly Brothers singing.
When the brothers were still in high school, they gained the attention of prominent Nashville musicians like Chet Atkinswho began to groom them for national attention. They began The* - Spotlight and recording their own music inand their first hit song came inwith " Bye Bye Love ", written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. Inthey 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 What A Wonderful World - Merit Hemmingson - Merit Hemmingson inand their output dropped off, though additional hit singles continued throughwith " That's Old Fashioned That's the Way Love Should Be " being their last top hit.
Long-simmering disputes with Wesley RoseThe* - Spotlight CEO of Acuff-Rose Musicwhich managed the group, and growing drug usage in the s, Claudette - Everly Brothers well as changing tastes in popular music, led to the group's decline in popularity in its native U.
In the early s, the brothers began releasing solo recordings, and in they officially broke up. Starting inthe brothers got back together, and would continue to perform periodically until Phil's death in The group was highly influential on the music of the generation that followed it.
Margaret was 15 when she married Ike, who was Ike worked in coal mines from age 14, but his father encouraged him to pursue his love of music and Ike and Margaret began singing together. Inthe family moved to Madison, Tennesseewhile the brothers moved to Nashville, Tennessee.
Don had graduated from high school inand Phil attended Peabody Demonstration School in Nashville,  from which he graduated in The brothers became a duo and moved to Nashville. Their "Keep a-Lovin' Me," which Don wrote and composed, flopped, and they were dropped from the Columbia label. Rose told them he would secure them a recording deal if they signed to Acuff-Rose as songwriters. They signed in lateand in Rose introduced them to Archie Bleyer who was looking for artists for his Cadence Records.
The Everlys signed and made a recording in February The brothers toured with Buddy Holly in and According to Holly's biographer Philip Norman, they were responsible for persuading Holly and the Crickets The* - Spotlight change their outfits from Levi's and T-shirts to the Everlys' Ivy League suits.
Don said Holly wrote and composed "Wishing" for them. I couldn't go anywhere. I just took to my bed. After three years on Cadence, the Everlys signed with Warner Bros.
Records in where they recorded for 10 years. Their first Warner Bros. Records ever released in the United Kingdom. We're not Grand Ole Opry But, you could call us an American skiffle group! Other successful Warner Bros.
They had 18 singles into the UK top 40 with Warner Bros. Inthe brothers had a falling out with Wesley Rose during the recording of "Temptation. The Everlys held firm to their position, and as a result, in the early s, they were shut off from The Conjuring / Astaroth (Reprise) - Black Francis - The Golem songwriters.
These included Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, who had written and composed most of their hits, as well as Don and Phil Everly themselves, who were still contracted to Acuff-Rose as songwriters and had written several of their own Claudette - Everly Brothers. Nevertheless, from through earlythe Everlys recorded songs by other Claudette - Everly Brothers to avoid paying any royalties to Acuff-Rose.
They used the pseudonym "Jimmy Howard" as writer or arranger on two selections they wrote and recorded during this time. This ruse, however, was ultimately unsuccessful, as Acuff-Rose gained legal possession of the copyrights once the deception was discovered.
Around this time, the brothers also set up Toccata En Ré Mineur - Orchestre De Philadelphie* Direction Leopold Stokowski - Les Chefs DOeuvres own record label, Calliope Records, for solo projects.
Using the pseudonym "Adrian Kimberly," Don recorded a big-band instrumental version of Edward Elgar 's first " Pomp and Circumstance " march, which Neal Hefti arranged and which charted in Drive - The Wedding Party - Welcome To Your Twenties United States top 40 in mid Further instrumental singles credited to Kimberly followed, but none of those charted.
Their lone single, "Melodrama," failed to chart, and by the end ofCalliope Records had gone out of business. Succeeding years saw the Everly Claudette - Everly Brothers sell fewer records in the United States. Following their discharges from active duty, the Everlys resumed their career, but Claudette - Everly Brothers little success in the United States.
Of their 27 singles on Warner Bros. Album sales were also down. The Everlys' first two albums for Warners in and peaked at No. The brothers' dispute with Acuff-Rose lasted untilwhen they resumed writing and composing as well as working with the Bryant spouses. By then, however, both of the Everlys were addicted to amphetamines. Don's condition was worse: he was taking Ritalinwhich led to deeper trouble.
Don's addiction lasted three years, until he was hospitalized for a nervous Welcome On Earth - Rude Awakening - r_AW Essential .03 and to treat his addiction. When Don collapsed in England in mid-Octoberreporters were told he had food poisoning;  when the tabloids suggested he had taken an overdose of pills, his wife and his brother insisted he was suffering physical and nervous exhaustion.
Though their US stardom had begun to wane two years before the British Invasion intheir appeal was still strong in Canada, the UK and Australia.
The Everlys remained successful in the UK and Canada for most of the s, reaching the top 40 in the United Kingdom through and the top 10 in Canada as late as The album Two Yanks in England was recorded in England with The Hollieswho also wrote and composed many of Everything Is Beautiful = Todo Es Hermoso - Ray Conniff - Lo Mejor De Ray Conniff album's songs.
By the end of the s, the brothers had returned to country rock, and their album, Rootswas hailed by some critics as "one of the finest early country-rock albums. InDon released his unsuccessful first solo album.
The brothers resumed performing Claudette - Everly Brothers and issued two albums for RCA Records in and Lindsey Buckingham joined and toured with them in The Everlys announced their final performance would take place on July 14,at Knott's Berry Farmin Buena Park California but tensions between the two surfaced, and Don The* - Spotlight a reporter he was tired of being an Everly Brother. Phil and Don pursued solo careers from to Don found some success on the US country charts in the mid- to lates, in Nashville with his band, Dead Cowboys, and playing with Albert Lee.
Don also performed solo at an annual country music festival in London in mid His appearance was well received, and he was given "thunderous applause," even though critics noted that the performance was uneven.
Phil sang backup for Roy Wood 's album Mustard and two songs for Warren Zevon 's self-titled album. Phil recorded more frequently, but with no chart success until the s. The brothers' reunion concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on September 23,which ended their ten-year-long solo careers, was initiated by Phil and Don alongside Terry Slater, with Wingfield as The* - Spotlight director.
This concert was recorded for a live LP and video broadcast on cable television in mid-January The lead single, " On the Wings of a Nightingale ," written and composed by Paul McCartneywas a success Top 10 adult contemporary  and returned them to the US Hot for their last appearance and the UK charts. Their final charting single was 's "Born Yesterday", from the album of the same name. They collaborated with other performers, mostly singing either backup vocals or duets, including additional vocals on the title track of Paul Simon 's album " Graceland ".
The selection appeared on Shuman's album Set the Clock on Rock. Inthe brothers recorded "Cold" for Andrew Lloyd Webber 's and Jim Steinman 's musical Whistle Down the Windand the recording was used in stage versions as source music.
This would be the final original recording Claudette - Everly Brothers Everly Brothers would ever make as a duo. This was not the first time Paul Simon had performed with his heroes; inthe Everlys had sung background vocals on Nothing Gives Me Please - Josh Rouse - 2002 Sampler - Australian Tour Exclusive title track of Simon's album Graceland.
A compilation album consisting of tracks recorded between andCountry Classicswas released in Phil's last public appearance was inat Buddy Holly's induction to Hollywood Boulevard's Star Walk of Fame, and he was then struggling to catch his breath as he addressed the crowd. Don Everly claimed in a interview with The Los Angeles Times that he had given up smoking in the late s and that Phil had stopped too but started again during their breakup and had continued until Don said that weak lungs ran in the family, as their father, Ike, had died of black lung disease.
He admitted that he had lived The* - Spotlight very difficult life" with his brother and that he and Phil had become estranged once again in later years, something which was mainly attributed to "their vastly different views on politics and life," with the music being the one thing they shared closely, saying, "it's almost like we could read each other's minds when we sang. It still just shocks me that he's gone.
He added that he would pick up the ashes every morning and say "good morning," while admitting that it was a peculiar J’irai Pleurer Sous La Pluie - Richard Anthony - Le Sirop Typhon. Don Everly publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidential election in January of that year, citing her foreign policy experience from her tenure as Secretary of State as well as her support of education.
It marked the first time Don Everly had ever publicly supported a political candidate. Don stated that after his brother Phil's death, he felt free to express his political views more openly, noting that they held opposing political Cliff Richard - Take Four which made it impossible for them to ever lend any active support to political candidates.
Don and Phil, both guitarists, used vocal harmony mostly based on diatonic thirds. On most recordings, Don sang the baritone part and Phil the tenor harmony. Although Don was mainly low, and Phil was mainly high, their voices overlap in a very intricate and almost subtle fashion. Another notable example is "I'll See Your Light" It is one of the few songs in which Phil consistently has the low harmony while Don is consistently high.
Don usually sang most of the solo lines for example, the verses of "Bye Bye Love" ; among the few exceptions is the single "It's All Over," on which Phil sang the song's solo lines.
In the late s, the Everly Brothers were the rock and roll youth movement's addition to close harmony vocal groups, many of which were family bands. They influenced rock groups of the s. The Bee GeesThe HolliesThe Marmaladeand other rock and roll groups that feature harmony singing were also influenced by the Everlys. The music of the Everly Brothers influenced the Beatleswho referred to themselves as "the British Everly Brothers"  when Paul McCartney and John Lennon went hitchhiking south to win a talent competition.
Keith Richards called Claudette - Everly Brothers Everly "one of the finest rhythm players. Paul Simonwho worked with the pair on " Graceland ," said on the day after Phil's death, "Phil and Don were the most beautiful sounding duo I ever heard. Both voices pristine and soulful. They witnessed and were part of the birth of rock and roll.
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