Sunday, August 22, 2021

August 22 - Don Everly Died

Don Everly, who with his brother Phil became 'The Everly Brothers' and the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, has died at the age of 84. This leaves Jerry Lee Lewis as Rock 'n' Roll's "Last Man Standing".

Elvis was well-aware of the delight of the close harmonies of The Everly Brothers recordings. When he arrived at Nashville's RCA StudioB on March 20th 1960 for his 'Elvis Is Back!' sessions, just 2 days earlier Elvis' new studio band (Nashville’s outstanding 'A Team') had just worked with The Everly's recording their #1 pop classic 'Cathy's Clown’. In his personal record collection Elvis owned the Everly's 'All I Have To Do Is Dream', 'That'll Be the Day' and the 1967 single 'Bowling Green' if not more. 

In 1970 Elvis recorded his own version of their magnificent 'Let It Be Me' for his 'On-Stage' album - while the Everly's key composers Felice and Boudleaux Bryant also wrote 'How's The World Treating You' and 'She Wears My Ring' which Elvis would also record.  

(Source: Rolling Stone / Variety / Elvis Information Network)