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Don attended high school in Shenandoah, Iowa and started his career along with the Everly Family, and the brothers performed as “Little Donnie and Baby Boy Phil” on KMA and KFNF in the mid-1940s. The family then moved to Tennessee where Don attended West High School, and after the brothers matriculated, they focused on a music career.

Don and Phil got the attentions of country star and manager Chet Atkins and they started recording for Columbia Records, but they weren’t successful, and they dropped out from that label. They later signed with Acuff-Rose as songwriters and would then be introduced to Cadence Records. They made their first recording entitled “Bye Bye Love” which was rejected by other acts, but which would prove highly successful and reached second spot on the pop charts behind Elvis Presley, becoming their first million-seller. They continued to release hits which became successful in both the US and the UK, and toured with Buddy Holly in 1957-58.

After working three years on Cadence, the brothers then signed with Warner Bros. Records in 1960, spending the next decade there, and releasing “Cathy’s Clown” which would become their biggest selling single at eight million copies. Other successful singles included “Walk Right Back”, “Crying in the Rain”, and “When Will I Be Loved”. The brothers then decided to start their own record label after a falling out with Acuff-Rose songwriters, and created Calliope Records. They didn’t stop working as a duo, but in the next few years, they sold fewer records and their net worth’s increase started to slow down. Even though their popularity in the US waned in the 1960s, they were still very popular in Australia, the UK, and Canada. They returned to country rock in 1968’s “Roots” which received a lot of praise. Don also tried to release a solo album in 1970, but was unsuccessful.

From 1973 to 1983, Don went on to find some success in the country charts. He recorded “Everytime You Leave” alongside Emmylou Harris. He then reunited with his brother in 1983 and made their last charting single three years later entitled “Born Yesterday”. The brothers continued to collaborate with other big names such as Andrew Lloyd Webber and Simon & Garfunkel. In 2014, Phil passed away due to lung disease and the family had been known to have weak lungs according to an interview with Don. One of Don’s latest endeavors is endorsing Hillary Clinton for the 2016 presidential election.

For his personal life, it is known that Don was married to Mary Sue Ingraham (1957-61) with whom he had one child, and actress Venetia Stevenson (1962-70) – they have three children. He is now married to Adela Garza. Don had a serious amphetamine addiction in the 1960s and had to undergo treatment to get over it. His brother died in 2014 from lung desease.

Structural info

  • Net Worth: $20 Million
  • Date Of Birth: February 1, 1937
  • Place Of Birth: Brownie, Kentucky, USA
  • Height: 5′ 10″ (1.78 m)
  • Profession: Musical Artist
  • Nationality: American
  • Spouse: Venetia Stevenson (m. 1962–1970), Mary Sue Ingraham (m. 1957–1961), Adela Garza
  • Children: Erin Everly, Edan Everly, Stacy Everly, Venetia Everly
  • Parents: Isaac Milford “Ike” Everly, Jr., Margaret Embry Everly
  • Siblings: Phil Everly
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0263614
  • Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/don-everly-mn0000797726
  • Music Groups: The Everly Brothers
  • TV Shows: The Everly Brothers Show, Cue The Music

Quotes

  • observation, 1986, on his career with brother Phil] We never followed trends. We did what we liked and followed our instincts. Rock’n’roll did survive, and we were right about that. Country did survive, and we were right about that. You can mix the two but people said we couldn’t.

Facts

  • Grandfather of Stirling Everly.
  • Is a Democrat whereas his brother was a Republican.
  • One-half of the singing duo, The Everly Brothers.
  • He and his younger brother, Phil Everly, are cousins of the actor James Best.
  • Father of Venetia Everly, Erin Everly, Stacy Everly and Edan Everly.
  • He and Phil Everly were awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Recording at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California.
  • Served with younger brother, Phil Everly, in the United States Marines from November 25th, 1961 – February 13th, 1962.
  • Recorded some of his biggest hits in the 1950s with legendary session guitar player Hank Garland.
  • Ex-son-in-law of Anna Lee and Robert Stevenson.
  • His daughter Erin Everly, born in 1967, was formerly married to rocker Axl Rose.
  • With his younger brother, Phil Everly, elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001.
  • With his younger brother, Phil Everly, a charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
60 Minutes 2013 TV Series writer – 1 episode
The Joy of the Single 2012 TV Movie documentary writer: “Cathy’s Clown’ – uncredited
Beatrix, Oranje onder Vuur 2012 TV Mini-Series writer – 1 episode
The Marty Stuart Show 2011 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Rock & Chips 2010 TV Series writer – 1 episode
CMT Hot 20 Countdown 2007 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Brothers in Arms 2005 TV Movie documentary writer: “It Breaks My Heart” – uncredited
Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends – Live on Stage 2004 Video performer: “Wake Up, Little Susie”, “All I Have to Do Is Dream”, “Bye Bye Love”
American Dreams 2002 TV Series writer: “Gone Gone Gone”
Get on the Bus 1996 writer: “Cathy’s Clown”
Flipper 1996 writer: “Gone, Gone, Gone”
Bye Bye Love 1995 writer: “So Sad To Watch Good Love Go Bad”
Best of Bandstand 1986 Video documentary writer: “Cathy’s Clown”
Arena TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode, 1984 writer – 1 episode, 1984
Saturday Night Live 1980 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Top of the Pops 1976 TV Series writer – 1 episode
That’ll Be the Day 1973 writer: “‘Till I Kissed You”
Music Scene 1969 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Shindig! 1964-1965 TV Series writer – 6 episodes
Hollywood a Go Go 1965 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Poor Little Rich Girl 1965 writer: “‘Til I Kissed You”
The Big Record TV Series performer – 1 episode, 1958 writer – 1 episode, 1958
Actor
Title Year Status Character
Simon and Garfunkel: Old Friends – Live on Stage 2004 Video Musician – vocals / guitarist
Self
Title Year Status Character
The Everly Brothers: Harmonies from Heaven 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Rock ‘n’ Roll America 2015 TV Series documentary Himself
Bee Gees: In Our Own Time 2010 TV Movie Himself
Singing in the Shadow: The Children of Rock Royalty 2003 Documentary Himself
It Takes Two: The Story of the Pop Duo 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Wired for Sound: A Guitar Odyssey 1997 Documentary Himself
The Life and Times of the Everly Brothers 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself
Chuck Berry Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll 1987 Documentary Himself
Cinemax Sessions 1987 TV Series Himself
Biography 1987 TV Series documentary Himself (1998)
Arena 1983-1985 TV Series documentary Himself / Himself – Performer
The David Frost Show 1972 TV Series Himself
The Ed Sullivan Show 1957-1971 TV Series Himself / Singer / Himself – Singer
The Dean Martin Show 1970 TV Series Himself
The Everly Brothers Show 1970 TV Series Himself
Where the Action Is 1966 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1966 TV Series Himself – Guest
The Dinah Shore Chevy Show 1959 TV Series Himself – Singer
The Big Record 1958 TV Series Himself
New American Bandstand 1965 1957 TV Series Himself
Archive Footage
Title Year Status Character
The Sixties 2014 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
The Harmony Game 2011 Documentary Himself
Mark Knopfler: A Life in Songs 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself – Singer / Guitar
Sixties Soft Rock 2004 Video short Himself
God Only Knows: Vocal Harmony – The Voice 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Classic Albums: Elvis Presley 2001 Video documentary Himself
Rock ‘n’ Roll History Video: Fabulous Fifties 1989 Video short documentary Everly Brothers
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Years 1985 TV Series Himself
The Compleat Beatles 1982 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Beat! Beat! Beat! 1966 TV Series Himself – Musician

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