Don and Phil Everly made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock’n’roll era, their exquisite harmonies profoundly influencing The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Simon And Garfunkel. The brothers, the sons of country music duo Ike And Margaret Everly, began playing on country radio by the time they were seven. During the height of their popularity, in the late 50s and 60s, the duo had nearly three dozen chart hits. Which of these make the cut among our 10 best Everly Brothers songs? Find out, below…
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10: So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad) (1960)
During the 60s, The Everly Brothers made 14 great albums for Warner Bros, starting with It’s Everly Time in May 1960. The opening track, So Sad (To Watch Good Love Go Bad), was composed by Don Everly, who was born on 1 February 1937. The hit record, one of the best Everly Brothers songs, contained the plaintive lyrics, “We used to have good times together/But now I feel them slip away.” The tune, which was later covered by Emmylou Harris, was a Top 10 hit around the world and showcased the duo’s beautiful harmony phrasing.