Phil Everly, one half of the record setting classic duo, The Everly Brother died early this afternoon. Everly was 74 years old.
During the late 1950s and 1960s, the band was among a few elite artists in the music industry that could often be heard on record players all over the United States and beyond. The brothers were known for their harmonies and emotional, memorable lyrics.
The duo started as songwriters in the music industry before they signed a deal with Cadence Records back in 1957. Following that deal, the duo skyrocketed to fame and reached millions of fans with their unique musical styling.
The band set records during their time writing music. As a band they wrote and performed 35 top 100 songs, this is more than any vocal paring ever.
In celebration of the long musical life that singer Phil Everly lived; TheCelebrityCafe.com is counting down the top ten Everly Brothers songs. Did you favorite not make the list? Comment below with your favorite song and favorite memory of the brothers?
[new page=Bye Bye Love]
10. Bye Bye Love
“Bye Bye Love” written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant was recorded by the brothers on January 3, 1957 and released in March on Cadence Records.
[new page=Love Hurts]
9. Love Hurts
“Love Hurts” was also written and composed by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant was recorded by the duo back in July of1960. The single became an instant fan favorite.
[new page= Devoted to You]
8. Devoted to You
“Devoted to You” was recorded by the Everly Brothers back in 1958.
[new page= Gone, Gone, Gone]
7. Gone, Gone, Gone
“Gone, Gone, Gone” got the band back into the top 40 in 1964.
[new page= Claudette]
In 1960, the Everlys left their first label, Cadence Records and signed a $1 million deal with Warner Bros. Following the move to their new label, the band recorded, “Claudette.” This became an instant fan favorite.
[new page= Crying in the Rain]
5. Crying in the Rain
“Crying in the Rain” was written by Howard Greenfield and Carole King and is often referred to as “masterwork of self-pity.”
[new page= Let Me Be Me]
4. Let Me Be Me
[new page=All I Have To Do Is Dream]
3. All I Have To Do Is Dream
This song was released in the 1950s and was a song that inspired some love. The band is known for their harmonizes and this song highlighted that.
[new page=Wake Up Little Susie ]
2. Wake Up Little Susie
This song, even though it caused some controversy, was a hit for the band on a variety of charts and reached number one on the pop charts. “Wake Up Little Susie,” highlighted the instrumentals from the band and showed off the vocal harmonies and dynamics that the brothers embodied.
[new page=When Will I Be Loved]
1. When Will I Be Loved
One of their most recognizable songs and the biggest song the duo ever recorded, “When Will I Be Loved,” will live in music infamy.
image: Wikimedia Commons