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The Everly Brothers. We will see them again this year so i was pretty picky and decided to rethrift these two 45’s. A sentimental song All I Have to Do is Dream was the first song I ever learned on guitar. It’s basically all D and G and C. Lol. If you play, you know what I am talking about. “All I Have to Do Is Dream” is a popular song made famous by the Everly Brothers, written by the husband and wife songwriting team Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, and published in 1958. The song is ranked #141 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

None of the songs really moved me and they were only in moderate shape. Boy Band The Everly Brothers (Don and Phil, born Isaac Donald Everly, February 1, 1937, and Phillip Everly, January 19, 1939) are country-influenced rock and rollperformers, known for steel-string guitar playing and close harmony singing. The group was elected to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Don and Phil Everly are both guitarists and use 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, are not as melodic by themselves. For most of their recordings, Don sings the lower harmony part, while Phil takes the higher. One exception is on “Devoted To You“. Although Don is still low and Phil is high, they switch lead and harmony back and forth. Don almost always sings any lines that are sung solo (for example, the verses of “Bye Bye Love”.) Among the exceptions to this rule is the Everlys’ 1965 single “It’s All Over”, where Phil sings the song’s solo lines. In the late 1950s, the Everly Brothers were the rock ‘n’ roll youth movement’s addition to close harmony vocal groups of which many were family bands. Among the Everly’s famous counterparts in country music were The Delmore Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, Jim & Jesse (McReynolds) and The Osborne Brothers. The duo’s harmony singing had a strong influence on rock and roll groups of the 1960s. The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Simon & Garfunkel developed their early singing styles by performing Everly covers.

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