Jackson 5, Everly Brothers, Kings of Leon, The National and more: How'd they fare?
The Everly Brothers
For a moment, it seemed that so many American rock classics came from seemingly a single source: the entity that is the Everly Brothers, Don and Phil, peddling close harmonies and their country-influenced sound together from the mid-'50s until they split in 1973. "Bye, Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," "All I Have to Do Is Dream," "Bird Dog," "Let It Be Me," "Cathy's Clown" and other songs were hits for the performers, as well as for others who sang them like Elvis Presley. Label misfires, the Beatles era and far too much togetherness contributed to a split so nasty, they didn't talk for a decade. They tried a few things together in the 1980s, but haven't released anything since then.