Sunday, September 15, 2019
Starring Sean Altman (founder of Rockapella) and Jack Skuller (Songwriters Hall of Fame Holly Prize), this show takes the audience back to 1957, when teens Phil and Don Everly first supercharged the vocal sound of Rock’n’Roll with sparkling harmonies that influenced The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beach Boys, The Hollies, and the Bee Gees. With charted hits from 1957 to 1988, the show features “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Cathy’s Clown,” “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “When Will I Be Loved,” and many more classic hits. The Everly Set is sure to get the audience up singing and dancing in the aisles!
The Everly Brothers began writing and recording their own music in 1956, and their first hit song came in 1957 with “Bye Bye Love”, written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. The song hit number 1 in the spring of 1957, and additional hits would follow through 1958, many of them written by the Bryants, including “Wake Up Little Susie”, “All I Have to Do Is Dream”, and “Problems”. In 1960, they signed with Warner Bros. Records and recorded “Cathy’s Clown”, written by the brothers themselves, which was their biggest selling single. The brothers enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1961, and their output dropped off, though additional hit singles continued through 1962, with “That’s Old Fashioned (That’s the Way Love Should Be)” being their last top-10 hit.