Everly Facts



First appearances:

Live at the Paramount1st Radio appearance: Radio Station KMA, Shenandoah, Iowa, when the Evs were 8 and 6 years of age;
1st TV appearance: May 11, 1957 in the world-famous "Grand Ole Opry" in Nashville, Tennessee.
1st Nightclub appearance: At Las Vegas in the Summer of 1961. Films: Attended Acting School on Warner Brothers' lot at Burbank, California, September 1960-1961, but didn't play in any film.

Record Companies:

U.S. Columbia, 1955-1956 only issued in the USA; Cadence, 1957-1960 London-American Decca: in England, London, Heliodor in Holland; Warner Brothers, 1960-1965 released through Decca in England, in Holland through Bovema; Warner Brothers 1965-1970 released through Pye in England, in Holland through Negram, now by WEA in many countries; Ode '70, 1970 Don Everly's solo records: released through A&M in England and Ariola-Eurodisk Benelux N.V. in Holland; RCA Victor, 1971-1974 released through Inelco in Holland; Ode Records, 1974 Don Everly's solo records: released through A&M in England and CBS in Holland; PYE, 1974-1975 Phil Everly's solo records: released through Pye Records in England and VIP Records in Holland; ABC Hickory, 1976 Don Everly's solo records: released through DJM Records in England and Ariola-Eurodisk-Benelux N.V.in Holland; Elektra, 1978-1981 released through WEA Records in many countries; Curb, 1980-1981 released by Epic in England;Capitol, 1982-1983 only released in Europe; Mercury/Polygram, 1984 released through Phonogram in Holland and Phonogram International in the rest of Europe.

Another Gold Record

Album sales:

Gold records: Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Suzie, All I Have To Do Is Dream/Claudette, Bird Dog/Devoted To You, Problems, Take A Message To Mary, ('Til) I Kissed You, Cathy's Clown, Walk Right Back/Ebony Eyes.

More than half a million copies were sold of the albums "The Golden Hits Of The Everly Brothers" and "The Very Best Of The Everly Brothers", worth far over a million dollars each, which makes them gold as well.

In Holland they received gold record awards for the album "EB 84" and the single "On The Wings Of A Nightingale" in 1988.

Don and Phil sold far over 60 million records world wide.

Best sold 45s: 1. Cathy's Clown (Warner Bros, 1960), 2,5 million copies

2. Wake Up Little Susie (Cadence, 1957), more than 2 million

3. All I Have To Do Is Dream/Claudette (Cadence, 1958), 2 million

Best sold albums: 1. The Golden Hits Of The Everly Brothers (Warner Bros, 1962)

2. The Very Best Of The Everly Brothers (Warner Bros, 1964)

3. It's Everly Time (Warner Bros, 1960)

Number of songs recorded:

Columbia - 4; Cadence - 38; Warner Bros - 253; Ode Records - 21 (Don solo); RCA Records - 22; RCA Records - 10 (Phil solo); ABC Hickory - 11 (Don solo); Pye International- 20 (Phil solo); Elektra - 11 (Phil solo); Curb Records - 4 (Phil solo); Capitol Records - 13 (Phil solo); Phonogram/Mercury Records - 32


Their first manager.....Wesley Rose, personal manager 1956-1961; Jack Rael, personal manager 1961-1971; Jack Daley, personal manager 1971; Lester Rose, road manager 1956-1971; Mitch DeWood, road manager 1962; Buddy Goldberg, road manager 1963; Don Wayne, road manager 1965-1973;

Wesley Rose, Don's personal manager 1974-1978; Phillip Browning, Phil's personal manager 1975; Bill Boyd, Phil's personal manager 1977; Dave Callens, road manager 1984 ; Jimmy Johnson, road manager 1985-1986; Dwayne Hooper, road manager 1987; Peter Brown, Phil's personal manager 1984

Performances and tours in the USA and Canada Since 1957 the Everly Brothers have performed in far over 700 cities in the USA and Canada.

Outstanding contracts:

Paramount Theatre, New York; Loewe State Theatre, New York; Freedomland Amusement Park, New York; Steel Pier Theatre, Atlantic City; The Attic Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin; J.D.'s Club, Phoenix, Arizona; Whisky-A-Go-Go, San Francisco; The Cellar Door, Washington D.C.; Forest Hills Stadium, New York City; The Holyoke Club, Indianapolis, Indiana; The Cow Palace, San Francisco; Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles; Latin Quarter, New York; The Function, Boulder, Columbia; Sands Hotel, Las Vegas; The Bitter End, Greenwich Village, N.Y.; Crossways Hotel, Miami, Florida; The Live in 1967Kinetic Playground, Chicago; Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas; Newport Folk Festival 1969, Rhode Island; Fillmore West, San Francisco; The Troubadour, Los Angeles; Landmark Hotel, Las Vegas; Schaefer Music Festival 1970, Central Park, N.Y. Bayfront Arena, Tampa; Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas; The Palomino Club, North Hollywood; Knott's Berry Farm, Buena Park, Hollywood; (the final show as a duo before the split on July 14, 1973);

Oakdale Musical Theater, Wallingford; Shenandoah Homecoming, Iowa (1986); First Annual Central City Kentucky Music Festival 1988; Valley Forge Music Fair, Devon, PA; Harrah's, Lake Tahoe;

Performances and tours in Great Britain:

1959 - for one TV interview only (January 16); 1960 - 3 weeks - 20 cities - TV and radio (April); 1962 - 3 weeks - 21 cities - Phil only, Don ill (Oct./Nov.); 1963 - 4 weeks - 30 cities - radio (Sept./Oct.); 1965 - 10 days - promotional TV and radio (May); 1965 - 26 days - 18 cities - TV and radio (Star Scene 65, Oct.); 1966 - TV, radio and album recordings (May); 1968 - 3 days (Birmingham) - TV and radio (May); 1970 - personal visit and TV recordings Petula Clark Show (June); 1971 - 2 weeks (Batley Variety Club, Batley, Sept. 12-25); - 1 day (Barbarella's, Birmingham, Sept. 27) - 1 day (Royal Albert Hall, London, Oct. 12); 1972 - 2 weeks (Batley Variety Club, Batley, Sept. 3-16); - 26 days - 13 cities - TV and radio (Sept./Oct.); - 1 week (Talk of the South, Southend, Oct.); 1983 - Reunion Concerts (Royal Albert Hall, Sept. 22 & 23); 1984 - 21 days - 13 cities (Oct. 21-Nov. 11); 1985 - 23 days - 18 cities - TV (Nov. 11-Dec. 3); 1987 - 23 days - 17 cities (Oct. 2-Oct. 25); 1989 - April & May; 1991 - May; 1993 - May; 1995 -Sept.&Oct.; 1997 - May & June

Performances and tours in Holland:

1959 - January 24: TV-show; 1965 - April 30: Oranjebal Veronica, Hotel Krasnapolsky, (Amsterdam); May - Jaarbeurshallen, Utrecht (+ radio and TV); May 1: Gasselte (Drente) 1965 - October 2: Grand Gala du Disque (+ TV); 1971 - September 10: Stadsschouwburg, Eindhoven; - September 11: 'Ahoy 24 Hour Popshow, Rotterdam; September 11: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; 1972 - October 14: Musis Sacrum, Arnhem; October 15: Stadsschouwburg, Sittard; 1984 - October 10: Platengala, Ahoy' Sportpalace, Rotterdam; 1988 - 2 weeks - 7 cities; 1991 - 6 performances in Holland and 1 in Belgium and Germany; 1993 - 1 performance in Rotterdam Ahoy (may 23rd); 1995 - 2 performances (and 1 cancelled)

Other tours:

Canada, France, Luxembourg, Germany, Belgium, Australia, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, Norway, Austria, Finland,

Television performances:

Live on TV, 1965In the USA and Canada: Perry Como Show, Ed Sullivan Show, Dick Clark Show, Bob Hope Show, Vic Damone Show, Roy Rogers Show, Julius LaRosa Show, Bob Crosby Show, Dinah Shore Show, Arthur Murray Dance Party, Patti Page Show, Don & Phil Give Us A Thrill (their own TV series), Where The Action Is, Hullabaloo, Shindig, Hollywood A Go Go, Jimmie Rodgers Show, Mike Douglas Show, Merve Griffin Show, Kraft Music Hall, Carrier Enterprise, Kraft Country Fair, Glen Campbell Show, Smothers Brothers Show, Hollywood Palace, Music Scene, Johnny Cash Show, David Frost Show, Johnny Cash Presents The Everly Brothers Show (their own 10-hour long TV series in the Summer of 1970), Lennon Sisters Show, Petula Clark Show, Chet Atkins and Friends, A Prairie Home Companion, Disney World, Nashville Now and many others in the USA, Canada, the UK, Europe and Australasia.

Poll wins:

A couple of happy Poll winners!World's Outstanding Vocal Group in "New Musical Express"; polls (Great Britain) in 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961 en 1962; in "Muziek Expres" polls in Holland those same years; in "Muziek Parade" polls in Holland during the years 1958 - 1963; in "Tuney Tunes/Teenbeat" polls in Holland in 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962 and in 1965 as Best

Vocal Duo/Trio in the World; many wins in polls for "Cashbox" and "Billboard" (USA), "Record Mirror", "Disc and Music Echo" and "Melody Maker" (Great Britain) and many other music magazines between the years 1958 and 1963.