In 1958, Ed Sullivan announced, ‘Now for all the youngsters of the country, The Everly Brothers with their new hit.’ The rest of this clip is music history as the Everly Brothers perform ‘All I have to Do is Dream.’
The song was released a month earlier than the brothers’ appearance on the show. The black and white footage contains the brothers strumming their guitars in perfect unison while adding tight vocal harmonies.
Their hair is perfectly done, and they are wearing matching suits and ties. The song achieved tremendous success. It was the only single to be at Number 1 on all the Billboard charts simultaneously.
The song is ranked No. 141 on the list of Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 greatest songs of all time. The Everly Brothers recorded the hit in just two takes, and the cut features legendary Chet Atkins on guitar.
The Everly Brothers, comprised of Don and Phil, were known for their country-rock style. Their first hit, ‘Bye Bye Love,’ came in 1957. They performed the song for Sullivan and his audience one year before returning with 1958’s ‘All I have to do is dream.’
The brothers were very influential to the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and other artists that followed them. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
This classic clip shows the Everly Brothers and their pure talent. Great harmonies, excellent guitar work, and slick looks combined to propel them into stardom! The 50s had so many great songs, and the Everly Brothers were responsible for some of the biggest ones!