Library Rock's Backpages

The Everly Brothers

Everly Brothers, The

39 articles

Free articles

The Everly Brothers: Songs Our Daddy Taught Us

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 6 March 1976

IN A QUIET sort of way, 1975 saw an Everly Brothers revival of sorts. Warner Brothers released their magnificent Walk Right Back With The Everlys, ...

Audio interviews

Phil Everly (1983)

Interview by John Tobler, Rock's Backpages audio, 1983

Half of the great duo talks about his new solo album, Phil Everly: being produced by Stuart Coleman and working with players like Mark Knopfler and Pete Wingfield; working with Christine McVie, and memories of meeting her in the '60s. Then he talks about an upcoming Everly Brothers reunion after 10 years apart: how it'll work, his relationship with Don and possible plans.

File format: mp3; file size: 43mb, interview length: 28' 41" sound quality: *****

List of articles in the library

By date | By writer | Most recently added

Maybe Mr. Everly can't spell — but he sure can sing

Interview by Maureen Cleave, The Evening Standard, 13 October 1962

LIKE FALLING off a log, cried all the little boys up and down the country when they first heard the Everly Brothers six years ago. ...

Phil Everly: He Can't Spell But He Can Sing Like A Million Dollars

Interview by Maureen Cleave, Sydney Morning Herald, the, 11 November 1962

From MAUREEN CLEAVE in London ...

Phil Everly says Thanks

Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 16 November 1962

PALE AND drawn after his four week tour of Britain without brother Don, Phil Everly slumped into a deep armchair in his dressing room at ...

Phil And Don Everly Put Up A Fight

Report and Interview by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 21 June 1963

NOBODY could say the fortunes of the Everly Brothers have been at their highest just lately, but the boys are determined to put up a ...

The Everly Brothers: Rock 'n' Soul (Warner Bros. WM 8171); Gone, Gone, Gone (Warner Bros. WM 8169)

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 1 May 1965

2 wild albums from Everlys ...

Looking back, the Everly Brothers rather dig the last 25 years (except those cowboy suits of course)

Profile and Interview by Maureen Cleave, The Evening Standard, 8 May 1965

THERE'S ONE thing the Everly Brothers are really good at and that's survival. Quite soon they will celebrate their silver anniversary of 25 years in ...

The Everlys and Those Anti-Pop People

Interview by David Griffiths, Record Mirror, 15 May 1965

I WAS SITTING in the hotel lobby reading some holiday travel brochures when Don Everly joined me. "Hey — where's that?" he exclaimed. "Corsica? Sure ...

The Byrds, The Everly Brothers, Johnny Cash, P.J. Proby et al: Freedom From Hunger Benefit, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Louise Criscione, KRLA Beat, 23 June 1965

Most Fantastic Show Ever! ...

When Everlys joined Stones

Report by Alan Smith, New Musical Express, 2 July 1965

I SUPPOSE you could have called the act the Rolling Everlys — or the Stones Brother! But whatever the name, there's no mistaking the terrific ...

Everlys Thrilled Over British Tour

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 9 July 1965

"WE'RE looking so much forward to going back to Britain," exclaimed Don Everly on the phone from Decorah, Iowa, to my office in California. "We're ...

The Everly Brothers, Cilla Black: Finsbury Park Astoria, London

Live Review by Nick Jones, Melody Maker, 16 October 1965

THAT GREAT US duo, the Everly Brothers, made their first London appearance last Saturday, at the Finsbury Park Astoria. In black evening dress the Everlys ...

Marvin Gaye Is The Nicest Tamguy

Interview by Tracy Thomas, New Musical Express, 11 March 1967

MARVIN GAYE has got to be one of the nicest performers to come out of Motown headquarters in Detroit, which is famous for sending out ...

20 Revolutionary Singles, as requested

Letter by Geoffrey Cannon, unpublished, 28 October 1968


The Everly Brothers: Roots (Warner WS 1752)

Review by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 21 January 1969

Pulled up by the roots ...

The Everly Brothers: Roots (Warner Brothers-Reprise 1752)

Review by Miller Francis Jr., Gene Guerrero, The Great Speckled Bird, 7 July 1969

"Roll along, along Jordan,Roll me on my way. Roll along, along Jordan,Roll me home today. " ...

The Everly Brothers: An Interview with Don

Interview by John Tobler, ZigZag, May 1970

THE EVERLY BROTHERS first single 'Bye Bye Love' was released in 1957 and their records have been consistently good since then. Don Everly, now 33, ...

New Albums from the Grateful Dead, Eric Clapton and the Everly Brothers

Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 12 September 1970

Myth and music ...

Sing Me Back Home: Don, Phil and the Everly Brothers

Profile and Interview by Tom McWilliams, Playdate, August 1971

THERE ARE the Everly brothers, Don and Phil, and there is the Everly Brothers, institution. ...

The Everly Brothers: Growing Apart

Report and Interview by Philip Norman, The Sunday Times, 1972

PHIL IS THE fastidious one. Don was happy to stay at another motel with a northern draught sweeping its gallery and cows grazing round the ...

The Everly Brothers: Back In Favour

Interview by Andrew Tyler, Disc, 13 May 1972

JUST WHEN we were getting used to thinking of the Everly Brothers as a monument to a distant era they come up with Stories We ...

The Everly Brothers: Roots

Interview by Gene Guerrero, The Great Speckled Bird, 12 June 1972

LIKE MOST under 40/over 20 Americans, the Everly Brothers are very much a part of my life. 'Cathy's Clown' and 'Bye, Bye Love' are not ...

The Everly Brothers: Stories We Could Tell

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 6 July 1972

THE EVERLY BROTHERS brought harmony to rock and roll. They also brought sensitivity, the result of their having been weaned on old-time country music. They ...

Looking Back with the Everlys

Retrospective and Interview by John Tobler, Let It Rock, December 1972

SOME OF THE earliest rock’n’roll to capture my imagination was purveyed by the Everly Brothers. "Whatcha mean?" mutters a Brylcreem-encrusted voice, emerging from a Neanderthal ...

Everly Brothers: Bye Bye Love

Report by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 28 July 1973

IT'S ALMOST eleven years since the first serious rumours suggesting the breakup of the Everly Brothers appeared. What with that, and a much-noted coolness between ...

The Everly Brothers: Creators Of Country Pop

Retrospective by Michael Gray, Melody Maker, 10 November 1973

THE EVERLY BROTHERS – Don and Phil – first emerged in the rock 'n' roll market in 1957, with a unique harmony-vocal sound, a modern ...

Jimmy Page Gives The Interview Of His Life

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, September 1977

A Three-Part Series — Part One: Pre-Yardbirds ...

The Everly Brothers: Royal Albert Hall, London

Live Review by Richard Williams, The Times, 23 September 1983

You had to half-close your eyes, but then it all came back: 1958, The Perry Como Show, two boys with strange faces, perfectly greased quiffs ...

Devoted: The Everly Brothers at the Royal Albert Hall

Live Review by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 8 October 1983

THERE'S THIS certain tension which exists between the Everly Brothers that is the genius of their music. It's as if the lyrics of such as ...

Roger White: Walk Right Back – The Everly Brothers (Plexus Books)

Book Review by Fred Dellar, New Musical Express, 6 December 1984

THANKFULLY THIS is not as I had feared – yet another yawn-provoking paste-up job, fashioned merely to cash in on the Everlys’ recent reunion tour, ...

The Everly Brothers: The Everly Brothers/Fabulous Style Of…/Songs Our Daddy Taught Us/All They Had To Do Was Dream (Rhino)

Review by Byron Coley, Forced Exposure, Summer 1985

…ANY PERSON who drools o'er the "bro" bands currently afloat (Fuegos, Blasters, 1/2 Jap, ad inf...) & who's unhep t' the Everleys' muse's missin' one ...

The Everly Brothers: Walk Right Back: The Everly Brothers On Warner Bros.

Sleeve notes by Colin Escott, Warner Bros., 14 September 1993

SUPPOSEDLY, it was the richest deal in the history of the record business when it was announced in November 1959. ...

Lenny Waronker: A Record Executive's Pride and Joy

Profile and Interview by Joel Selvin, San Francisco Chronicle, 4 June 1995

Warner Bros. re-releases Lenny Waronker's early masterpieces ...

An Everly Brother In Winter: Walkin' Right Back with Don Everly

Retrospective and Interview by Colin Escott, 'Tattoed on their Tongues' (Schirmer), 1998

WHEN ROCK 'N' ROLL ARRIVED, it triggered a three-alarm anxiety attack in Nashville. Many hoped that they would wake up one morning to find it ...

The Everly Brothers

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, The Faber Companion to 20th-Century Popular Music, 2001

Don, b. 1 February 1937, Brownie, Kentucky, USA; Phil, b. 19 January 1939, Brownie ...

Dawn McCarthy & Bonnie "Prince" Billy: What The Brothers Sang

Review by Jamie Atkins, Record Collector, February 2013

FOLLOWING THEIR bleakly festive 'Christmas Eve Can Kill You' single, Will Oldham and Dawn McCarthy return for an album-length exploration of the Everly Brothers’ songbook. ...

Remembering Phil Everly

Memoir by Peter Stone Brown, CounterPunch, 3 January 2014

I PROBABLY FIRST heard the Everly Brothers when I was a real little kid about six or seven, playing in the driveway behind my family's ...

In Praise of the Hollies

Retrospective by Mitchell Cohen, Music Aficionado, 2017

WITH THEIR EXUBERANT three-part harmony, chiming guitar riffs, and keen sense of what makes a memorable hook, the Hollies created a signature sound. At first, ...

see also Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

see also Phil Everly


back to LIBRARY