Isaac Donald Everly was born on February 1, 1937 in Brownie, Kentucky. Philip Everly was born on January 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois. They grew up performing with their parents, two country musicians, on radio and in small town live stage shows.
The Everly Brothers burst on the national scene with their 1957 hit “Bye, Bye Love” and followed with more than a dozen top ten hits including Hit Parade toppers, ”Wake Up Little Susie,” “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “Bird Dog,” “Devoted To You,” “Problems,” “Take A Message To Mary,” Til I Kissed You,” “Let It Be Me,” “Cathy’s Clown,” When Will I Be Loved,” “So Sad,” “Ebony Eyes,” “Walk Right Back,” Crying In The Rain” and “That’s Old Fashioned.”
The Everly Brothers are the only act to have a #1 hit single on all of the Hit Parade surveys, Pop, Country and R&B, at the same time. “All I Have To Do Is Dream” topped the chart on all three surveys during the same week in 1958.
Phil Everly, the younger of the brothers passed on January 3, 2014 at 75 years of age.
With 38 visits to the best selling singles charts, In 1997, The Everly Brothers were awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, they also have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. In 1986 they were among the first recording artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in 2001 they received a similar tribute from the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 2008 the were also inducted in the Hit Parade Hall of Fame.