Sixty years ago today, on July 15, 1957, the Everly Brothers, made up of Don and Phil Everly, kicked off their music career with a No. 1 hit, “Bye Bye Love.” The song was the debut single from their self-titled freshman album.
Written by husband-and-wife songwriting team Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, “Bye Bye Love” had been pitched to — and rejected by — more than 30 artists before the Everly Brothers agreed to record it. It landed at No. 2 on the pop charts and No. 1 on both the country and R&B charts, becoming one of the most successful singles of the year. Read More . . . .