The Everly Brothers (Don
Everly, born Isaac Donald Everly February 1, 1937, Brownie, Muhlenberg
County, Kentucky, Phil Everly, born Phillip Everly, January 19, 1939,
Chicago, Illinois) are brothers and top-selling country-influenced rock
and roll performers, known for steel-string guitar playing and close
harmony singing. The Everlys are the most successful U.S. rock and roll
duo on the Hot 100. Their greatest period came between 1957 and 1964.
The Everly Brothers had 26 Billboard Top 40 singles and 35 Billboard Top 100 singles. They hold the record for the most Top 100 singles by any duo, and trail only Hall and Oates for the most Top 40 singles by a duo.
In 1986, the Everlys were among the first 10 artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 1997, they were awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. In addition, they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 2004. Their pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. The Everly Brothers have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked The Everly Brothers #33 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time . They are also #43 on the list of UK Best selling singles artists of all time.
They still perform
occasionally, despite having declared their retirement. They joined Simon
and Garfunkel as the featured act in the Simon and Garfunkel reunion tour
of 2003 and 2004. As a tribute to the Everly Brothers, Simon and Garfunkel
opened their own show and had the Everlys come out in the middle. For Paul
Simon, it was not the first time he had performed with his heroes. In
1986, The Everlys sang background vocals on the title track of Simon's
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