Did the Beatles ruin the Everly Brothers?

Beatles always mentioned the people of the 50's as their main influences, but Don and Phil of course influenced them real big in terms of singing. Not so sure about song writing.

But the Everly's were big I heard from 1956/57-1962 when they were drafted into the Navy. I think Vietnam? But were one of the best groups prior to the British Invasion, and theiir sound is so unique very few could replicate it, cause you would need a sibling to  recreate their harmonies and Phil was singing like a saint.

When the Everly's got back and started to record again, they were not the same people everyone loved, it was like Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, and Dream had all been from the past. Paul MCcartney even said when John and George first heard Dream it blew them away cause no one could sing harmony like that (not even Motown).

BQ: Was Michael Jackson as a kid a better singer than Don or Phil?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago
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    Probably, but it didn't matter, as they were bound to lose popularity anyways, as everybody usually does. The Beatles themselves were outsold by the Monkees in '66 and '67. So they are not as big as you think. Big, yes, but not "untouchables" as today's generation seem to think. And as influential as they were, the Beatles themselves were influenced by endless musicians and artists. It is mind boggling how influenced they were by other bands. And I'm not talking just pre Beatles, but during their entire run, especially 1966 onward. 

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    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    The beatles were really influenced by buddy holly, and the everleys were never in the forces.

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  • 2 months ago


    Simon & Garfunkel are what dwarfed the Everyly Brothers. 

    Something else. The Beatles were not the type of band to follow the mantra "In Order For Us To Succeed Someone Else Must Fail". 

    You stupidazz Americans are notorious for thinking like that. 

    No. The Beatles were very uplifting to their contemporaries with their success. In a Fred Rogers kind of way. Im not saying that they gave The Yardbirds, Moody Blues, The Who, and the Rolling Stones food and shelter or anything like that, or helped them get record deals; But they sure as hell werent fighting with their contemporaries like Neil Young was with that Southern Rock band, or Guns N Roses was with Motley Crue and then Nirvana. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Can you blame the Beatles for their good harmonies? There were many groups with good harmonies, such as Crosby Stills and Nash, Beach Boys, and the Four Seasons. They all co-existed for a while, didn't they?

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