Everly Brothers - Central City, Ky
Posted by: trailhound1
N 37° 17.677 W 087° 07.539
16S E 488863 N 4127563
Quick Description: A marble memorial to the Everly Brothers - Phil and Don - in their birth town, Central City, Ky.
Location: Kentucky, United States
Date Posted: 3/15/2011 5:09:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMAZEP
From Brownie, to Iowa, to Knoxville, to Nashville, to Hollywood, to England and around the world..
Don and Phule have taken the music of Kentucky as taught by their parents. And now they are bringin it back home to Central City.
August 25, 1988
Born and raised in Brownie Kentucky located just outside Central City, both boys attended Drakesboro High School. They later performed with their parents as part of the Everly Family Show before striking it out on their own as the Everly Brothers. “Bye Bye Love” enjoyed a 22 week run on the Billboard pop charts peaking at #2 for four weeks. It eventually went #1 county and #5 R&B becoming the Everly’s first million dollar seller. In 1957, their next hit “Wake Up Little Susie” remained #1 for four weeks. “Cathy’s Clown” soon followed staying at #1 for five weeks in the U.S. and over two months in the UK selling several million copies and making it one of the most successful records of all time. They continued to have huge hits with many of them reaching the U.S. Top 10 although in England their success was even greater with two other numbers reaching #1.
In 1986, they were inducted into the Rock’n Roll Hall of Fame and in 1997 received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy. The Everly Brother’s influence over a generation of pop and rock artists is inestimable. They set the standard for close harmony singing which has rarely been bettered.
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Location: City Sidewalk, 208 North First Street
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