Crying in the Rain (1962)

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The Everly Brothers.

Don Everly (born Isaac Donald Everly February 1, 1937 in Brownie, Kentucky, a now-defunct coal-mining town) and Phil Everly (born January 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois).

The Everly Brothers were the sons of two Kentucky country musicians, Ike and Margaret Embry Everly, and were raised in Iowa. They performed with their parents on the radio and in live shows.

In 1954, RCA producer Chet Atkins (now recognized more as an influencial guitar legend) persuaded the Everly Brothers to move from Kentucky to Nashville. Once there, he became their advisor, sideman and friend. Phil Everly said, "Chet Atkins was the reason we came to Nashville. He was always our mentor."

In November 1961, Don and Phil enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. One of their few performances during their Marines stint was an on-leave appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing "Jezebel" (originally by Frankie Laine) and "Crying in the Rain".

Chart position: #6 (US), #6 (UK).

The Top Ten Songs:
March 3, 1962 (US Billboard Hot 100).
  1. "Duke of Earl" (Gene Chandler)
  2. "Hey! Baby" (Bruce Channel)
  3. "The Wanderer" (Dion)
  4. "Break It to Me Gently" (Brenda Lee)
  5. "The Twist" (Chubby Checker) 
  6. "Crying in the Rain" (Everly Brothers)
  7. "Norman" (Sue Thompson)
  8. "Midnight in Moscow" (Kenny Ball)
  9. "The Peppermint Twist" (Joey Dee and the Starliters)
  10. "Chip Chip" (Gene McDaneils)
Written by: Howard Greenfield (born March 15, 1936 in Brooklyn, New York, died March 4, 1986 in Los Angeles, California) and Carole King (born Carole Klein February 9, 1942 in Brooklyn, New York).

King also wrote/co-wrote such songs as "It's Too Late", "One Fine Day", "Take Good Care of My Baby", "The Loco-Motion", "Pleasant Valley Sunday", "Porpoise Song", "Up on the Roof", "Chains", "Don't Say Nothing Bad About My Baby", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "I'm into Something Good", "Go Away Little Girl", and more.

Greenfield also wrote/co-wrote such songs as "Love Will Keep Us Together", "Where The Boys Are", "Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen", "Is This the Way to Amarillo", "Venus In Blue Jeans", "Stupid Cupid", "Breaking Up is Hard to Do", "Everybody's Somebody's Fool", "Calender Girl", "My Heart Has A Mind Of Its Own", and more.

Also by:
Tammy Wynette, whose version was a Top 20 US country single in 1981; a-ha, whose 1990 version reached #1 in their native Norway, and #26 (US Adult Contemporary) and #13 (UK) elsewhere. Following their cover's success, the band became friends with the Everly Brothers. They were presented with a set of guitars from Don and Phil that a-ha continues to use to this day.

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