0331 I Wonder If I Care As Much – The Everly Brothers (1957)

The Everly Brothers LP.

The Everly Brothers LP.

This song was written by Don Everly. It was recorded by Don and his brother Phil in 1957 as The Everly Brothers. It was first released as the B-side of Bye Bye Love. It reached number two on the Pop Singles chart.  It was later released in 1958 on the album The Everly Brothers. The song was part of The Beatles repertoire. The Everly Brothers’ harmonies influenced The Beatles’ harmonies.

0330 Bye, Bye Love – The Everly Brothers (1957)

The Everly Brothers.

The Everly Brothers.

Written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, Bye, Bye Love was the debut single for The Everly Brothers. It was released in 1957 with I Wonder If I Care As Much on the B-side. It was the first song Paul McCartney performed live on stage. He and his brother Mike sang the song at Butlins Holiday camp in Filey. The song was part of Rory Storm and The Hurricanes’ repertoire and live version recorded in 1960 was released in 2012 on the album Live at the Jive Hive March 1960. The Beatles covered the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969. George Harrison did a very unique cover of the song in 1974 for his album Dark Horse, changing some of the words. The song has also been covered by Simon and Garfunkel.
Now Hear This : Bye, Bye Love – George Harrison (1974)
Bye, Bye Love – Rory Storm and Hurricanes (2012)

0314 Wake Up Little Susie – The Everly Brothers (1957)

The Everly Brothers.

The Everly Brothers.

Felice and Boudleaux Bryant wrote this song in 1957 and it was first recorded by The Everly Brothers. It was released as a single with Maybe Tomorrow on the B-side and reached number one on the Billboard chart. George Harrison saw The Everly Brothers perform live at the Empire Theatre in Liverpool. The song was part of The Beatles repertoire. John Lennon played the song in 1971 as part of a jam during the filming of the unreleased movie Clock.