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The Everly Brothers Harmonies From Heaven
“Harmonies from Heaven” celebrates –over the period of the end of the 1950s and the beginning of the ‘ 60’s– the phenomenon of the Everly Brothers, arguably the greatest harmony duo that the world has ever witnessed, who directly influenced the greatest and most successful bands of the 60s and 70s, the Beatles, the Stones, the Beach Boys and Simon & Garfunkel to name but a few..
Don and Phil Everly’s love of music began as children, encouraged by their father Ike. Little Donnie and Baby Boy Phil sang on Ike’s early-morning radio shows in Iowa.
After leaving school, the brothers moved to Nashville where, under the wing of Ike Everly’s friend, the highly talented musician Chet Atkins, Don and Phil signed with Cadence Records. They exploded onto the music scene in 1957 with ‘Bye Bye Love’ written by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant.
After ‘Bye Bye Love’, other hits came, notably ‘Wake Up Little Susie’, followed by the worldwide smash hit ‘All I Have to do is Dream’ …and then a long string of other great songs which also became hits.
By 1960, however, the Brothers were lured away from Cadence to Warner Bros Records with a $1,000,000 contract. Their biggest hit followed, the self-penned ‘Cathy’s Clown’, selling 8 million copies. Remaining at Warner Bros for most of the 60’s they had further success with ‘When Will I Be Loved’, ‘Walk Right Back’, ‘ So Sad’ and the King/Greenfield track ‘Crying in the Rain’