"Both Sides Of An Evening" Is Released
Both Sides Of An Evening was an album first released in 1961 by The Everly Brothers.
It failed to make any of the record charts.
It was released at a peak in their career, having just toured with Buddy Holly's backing group The Crickets in Britain during April of the previous year. So said Phil, concerning touring England: "We're thrilled to know our music is so popular here". The older of the brothers enjoyed touring Scotland as much as he had enjoyed touring London, donning a kilt, sporran, and other Scottish regalia for their appearance north of the border.
During this time, the brothers were required to grow in spirit, being constantly asked what they were planning once they were no longer popular, and, once they had realized their hit "Let It Be Me", an English translation of French ballad "Je t'appartiens", and the first song they had recorded outside of Nashville, Don was required to come to the rescue of their fortunes, claiming to the New Musical Express: "We aim to broaden our scope to cover all forms of music."
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 brothers are both guitarists and use a simple vocal harmony mostly based on parallel thirds. With this, each line can often stand on its own as a melody line. This is in contrast to classic harmony lines which, while working well alongside the melody, sound strange by themselves. One example of their close-harmony is "Devoted to You".
The duo's harmony singing had a strong influence on rock and roll groups of the 1960s. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Simon and Garfunkel developed their early singing style by performing Everly covers. The Beatles based the vocal arrangement of "Please Please Me" upon "Cathy's Clown."