The song “Crying in the Rain” was written by prolific songwriters Howard Greenfield and Carole King. The Everly Brothers recorded it in 1962, and the song became an international hit. It went to #6 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and U.K. Singles Chart. It also went to #8 In Norway and #9 in The Netherlands.
Donald “Don” Everly was born in Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on February 1, 1937. Phillip “Phil” Everly was born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 19, 1939, and passed away last year on January 3, 2014. They enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserved in October, 1961. One of their few performances during their service was on The Ed Sullivan Show in February, 1962, where they sang “Jezebel” and “Crying in the Rain” in their uniforms. The Everly Brothers are in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.