Friday, October 14, 2016

Everly Brothers' First #1 Hit

The Everly Brothers' song, "Wake Up Little Susie" became the duo's first #1 hit on October 14, 1957.
October 14, 1957
It is said that it was the Everly Brothers, with their close-harmony singing style, was the inspiration to such groups such as Simon and Garfunkel, the Beatles or the Byrds.  Don and Phil’s first hit was “Bye Bye Love” followed by “Wake Up Little Susie” which made the top of the Billboard pop chart on this day in 1957. The achievement was met with some controversy as the song hinted at teenage sex. But the song actually told just the opposite. It is a song about two teenagers who have accidentally fallen asleep at the movies and woke up at 4:00 a.m.