THE EVERLY BROTHERS
Some things never change - and when it comes to The Everly Brothers, that's definitely a good thing. Seen here performing at London's Royal Albert Hall in 1983 following a lengthy and acrimonious split, Don and Phil barely miss a beat. They were in their mid-40s, and performing together for the first time in some 10 years (Phil had smashed a guitar and walked offstage in what you might call a fit of pique), but their harmonies are as perfect as ever, to the point where it's hard to tell who's singing which part.
Backed by a band of crack British musicians, they run through some 21 songs, including a dizzying array of hits. "Crying in the Rain," "Wake Up Little Susie," "Cathy's Clown," "Bye Bye Love": the Everlys may not have written most of their tunes, but they sure know how to pick 'em. This is the real deal.
After years of separation, the two voices and acoustic guitars that laid the foundation for pop music were united again to harmonize in London's Royal Albert Hall as thousands of fans who flocked to the scene were joined by generations of musicians they inspired, from the Beatles to the Beach Boys. With an all-star band featuring keyboardist Pete Wingfield, guitartists Albert Lee and Martin Jenner and drummer Graham Jarvis, the Everly Brothers sing more than 20 of their greatest songs, proving originals are still the best.