Since the late '50s the Everly Brothers have been my absolute favourites. Bought all the singles (even those after they stopped having hits), all the LPs, all the CDs and all the boxed sets (and CDs of their offspring). First saw Phil on the tour of the UK in '62 (Don was too ill to appear), was at the Royal Albert Hall for the reunion concert and saw them many other times. Always excellent with a top class backing band.
No need to go into their major credentials but a few things that you may not know (all tracks are truncated, if you want to hear them in full you'll have to buy them).
Their (Don's actually) first writing success
was "Thou shalt
not steal" recorded by Kitty Wells in 1954 (Don was 17). She
was the number one female country star at the time and this
must have been massive for Don. Another link is that in 1953 she recorded
"Hey Joe" (a hit for
Frankie Laine) which was written by Boudleaux Bryant, writer (with wife
"All I have to do is dream",
"Love hurts" etc.
A couple of tracks from their offspring:
As an aside, today (4th. July 2017), I
was in Peascod Street, Windsor and a young lad was busking (vocal and
guitar). As I approached him he started singing "All I have to
do is dream"! Had to give him a few shillings!