Part of the fun of the doo wop era entails the weaving of many strands of American music. This includes the rockabilly sounds and beautiful harmony of Phil and Don Everly, better known as The Everly Brothers. Rockabilly is the combination of rock and roll and country music. And what a beautiful combination that is.
Sometimes it feels like the end of everything when your love leaves you for someone else. And sometimes the music, the business, and the time are right for your first hit record. The song “Bye Bye Love” was written by the team of Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and recorded by The Everly Brothers in 1957. It was the first one for the brothers on Cadence Records, with whom they had many successes, their first hit in the U.S. and abroad, and their first gold record. In 1957, the song went to #2 on the U.S. Billboard Pop Chart, #1 on the Cash Box Best Selling Record Chart, #1 on the Country Chart, #5 on the R&B Chart, #6 in the U.K., #2 in Canada, and #14 in Australia. The song has been covered many times, including versions by Rory Blackwell, Connie Francis, Roy Orbison, Ray Charles, Trini Lopez, Simon & Garfunkel, Ray Stevens, Jimmy Stevens Lacy J. Dalton, and The Pearls among many others. The film All that Jazz featured the song sung by Ben Vereen.