You probably grew up listening to The Everly Brothers and, as stated by Bob Dylan, "we owe these guys everything. They started it all".
The duo fused R&B and country, leading the way for rock & roll and inspiring artists like Simon & Garfunkel (Simon was inspired by "Bye Bye Love" and began to work on his act with Garfunkel), Crosby, Stills & Nash, Keith Richards, and The Beatles (who considered naming themselves The Foreverly Brothers and referred to themselves as The English Everly Brothers. They also based the vocal arrangement for "Please Please Me" off that of "Cathy's Clown" and covered "All I Have to Do Is Dream" in their early days [when the band consisted of only Harrison, Lennon, and McCartney]).
With the death of Phil Everly Friday, we lost a truly great artist. Click on the song titles below to hear some of the amazing tracks this duo put out.
"Bye Bye Love", "All I Have to Do Is Dream", "Cathy's Clown", "Wake Up, Little Susie" (this song was banned on multiple radio stations after its initial release), "Let It Be Me", "'Til I Kissed You", "When Will I Be Loved""Bye Bye Love" The Everly Brothers