We pay our farewells to Don Everly, half of the Rock and Roll & Country Music Hall of Fame duo The Everly Brothers joined the ‘great jam in the sky’ at the age of 84. The duo first gained attention from Nashville musicians while still attending high school and began writing and recording their own music in 1956. The following year, “Bye Bye Love,” hit No. 1 setting off a string of hits that included “Wake Up Little Susie,” “All I Have To Do Is Dream” and “Problems.” From 1957 to 1958, the duo toured with Buddy Holly. We hear that Bo Diddley Beat that Buddy Holly also made famous. In 1960, The Everly Brothers signed with Warner Bros. – the same record label that later signed The Grateful Dead – and recorded “Cathy’s Clown.” Peter Ames Carlin, author of “Sonic Boom: The Impossible Rise of Warner Bros. Records” tells us the importance of Cathy’s Clown and the impact it had on the record label. Plus, Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia along with New Riders of the Purple Sage perform a cover of Cathy’s Clown.

The Set List. . .

Mama Tried 2:43
1971-04/26 FILLMORE EAST, New York, New York
Skull & Roses 50th Anniversary Edition

Wake Up Little Susie > 2:53
Candyman 5:42
1970-04/18 FAMILY DOG AT THE GREAT HIGHWAY, San Francisco, California
Family Dog at The Great Highway, San Francisco, CA 4/18/70

Cathy’s Clown 4:29
1969-08/28 THE FAMILY DOG AT THE GREAT HIGHWAY, San Francisco, California
Bear’s Sonic Journals: The Dawn Of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage

St. Stephen> 11:11
Not Fade Away> 12:15
Stella Blue 13:53
1976-06/15 BEACON THEATRE, New York, New York
June 1976 Box Set