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In 1957 Don (20 years old) and Phil (18 years old) had their first hit with Bye Bye Love, a song written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant that had been turned down by 30 acts at that point. The Everly Brothers had brought a new approach to singing harmony to the developing genre christened “Rock And Roll.”
Their sound went on to inspire and influence The Beatles, and by extension anybody who followed those footsteps using vocal harmony.
The chord progressions and accompaniments now seem pretty standard and relatively easy but here is where it all began. This lesson covers that and also looks at creating a second guitar part. For lessons on the Everly Brothers vocal techniques be sure to visit our sister site Totally Vocals.