Live at the BBC


30th JANUARY 2018

Yes we do have the Everly Brothers this week.


Little Richard - Bama Lama Bama Loo
Eddie Cochrane - Weekend
Del-Vikings - Come go with me
The Belmonts - Tell me why
Elvis Presley - Surrender
Paul Anka - Tell me that you love me
The Everly Brothers - Some Sweet Day
Vaughn, Sarah & Billy Eckstine - Passing Strangers
Duane Eddy - Dance with the guitar man
Lorne Green - Ringo
Chris Sandford - You're Gonna be my girl
Larry Williams - Slow Down
The Fleetwoods - Tradegy
Little Anthony & The Imperials - Tears on my pillow
Jim Reeves - Whispering Hope
Eddie Cochran - Weekend
The Del-Vikings - Come go with me
Elvis Presley - Surrender
Billy Eckstine & Sarah Vaughn - Passing Strangers
Duane Eddy & The Rebelettes - Dance with the guitar man
Little Anthony & The Imperials - Tears on my pillow
Bill's memories are lovely to listen to, after Paul Anka and before The Everlys just hear Bill reminisce of Paul and The Everly Brothers and his own life at the time and continued after "Some Sweet Day". Wonderful stories that Bill has. He is much loved in the UK and remembers people who email him often.
The Everly Brothers' "SOME SWEET DAY" ~ a video recording with some 'sweet' photos:

Last update on February 6, 6:57 pm by Gloria Solis.
BBC Radio recording 1st February 1997

Mike Read interviewing Don on his 60th birthday


Two Everly songs back to back this week. From today 27 days left to listen to this programme

This is the full list of songs Bill played:-

Freddy Cannon - The Urge
Ricky Nelson - It's Late
Kenny Dino - You Ma said you cried in your sleep last night
Gary Stites - Lonely for you
Michael Holliday - Starry eyed
Russ Conway - Roulette
Don & Juan - Pledging my love
John Barry - Hit & Miss (Theme - Juke Box Jury)
Buddy Holly - Well....Alright
Everly Brothers - Ebony Eyes
Everly Brothers - Walk Right Back
Connie Francis - Frankie
Ray Peterson - The Wonder of You
Elvis Presley - Doin' The Best I Can

Bill Kenwright takes us on a journey through his Golden Years, playing hits from both sides of the Atlantic, some familiar and some surprises. Bill will transport you via stories and anecdotes to his favourite musical era, 1956-1963.

Last update on February 9, 6:24 am by Chris.
WALK RIGHT BACK ~ MUSICAL of The Everly Brothers Story

trailer for the musical:


These are some of the connections to the Everly Brothers

The Beatles - From me to you
The Rolling Stones - I Wanna be your man
Roger Miller - King of the Road
Ricky Nelson - Fools Rush in
Four Tope - Baby I need your Lovin'
Bobby Gentry - I'll Never Fall in love again
Beach Boys - Surfin' USA
Elvis Presley - Girl of my best friend
On page 14 of this thread, see #197 - photo of The Everly Brothers who performed with Diana Ross & The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and The Four Tops at the Roostertail Night Club!!

(Interesting information and photos about the Roostertail can be found in the Forum thread, EB APPEARANCES... page 1 #15, and page 2 #16-18)

Also on page 14 of this thread, see musical connections with The Everly Brothers and The Beatles, #201-203!

The Everly Brothers spanned both time - 60+ years of performing and space - international appearances during their careers

Last update on February 13, 4:58 pm by Gloria Solis.


Anthony & The Sophomores - Play those Oldies Mr Dee Jay
Johnny Ray - Such a Night
The Drifters - I count the tears
Bobby Vee - The night has a thousand eyes
Chris Montez - All you had to do (was tell me)
Eddie Cochran - Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie
Gary Criss - Our favourite melodies
John Barry - Hit and Miss theme tune to Juke Box Jury
Cliff Richard and the Drifters - High Class Baby
Jimmy Dean - The Cajun Queen
Roy Orbison - Mean woman Blues
Roy Orbison - Blue Bayou
Nat King Cole - Nature Boy
The Crests - Let true love begin
The Brothers Four - Greenfields
Peggy Lee - Johnny Guitar
Elvis Presley - Love Me Tender

From the list, Eddie Cochran, additional information:

This song, "Three Steps to Heaven", was co-written by Eddie Cochran and his brother, Bob. It was recorded by Eddie Cochran and released in 1960. The record became a posthumous UK number-one hit for Cochran following his death in a car accident in April 1960. In the US it did not reach the Billboard Hot 100. (wikipedia)

Video of "Three Steps To Heaven":

This record made it to number 1 in the UK Chart on June 23rd 1960 and stayed there for 2 weeks.

Last update on February 17, 5:49 pm by Gloria Solis.
Nat King Cole's connection with The Everly Brothers is through song. Although there do not seem to be any joint appearances with them, two songs that Nat king Cole made famous were also successfully and very beautifully covered by The Everly Brothers.

"Don't Blame Me" (song)
It became a #21 hit for Nat King Cole in 1948. The song received two significant "rock era" remakes: a mellow ballad version by the Everly Brothers, released by Warner Bros. Records in 1961, which reached #20 on Billboard; and an up-tempo version recorded by Frank Ifield which reached #8 of the UK charts on 15 February 1964.

Live video recording:

"When I Grow Too Old to Dream" is a popular song with music by Sigmund Romberg and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, published in 1934.

The song was introduced by Evelyn Laye and Ramon Novarro in the film "The Night Is Young" (1935). It has since become a pop standard, recorded by many artists, most notably Nat King Cole, The Everly Brothers and Gracie Fields.

Audio recording:

Nat King Cole
Here is another Nat King Cole/Everly Brothers song connection: "The Autumn Leaves"
(See #281)

Live video of "The Autumn Leaves" by Nat King Cole:

Such a melodic voice

Recording of "The Autumn Leaves" by The Everly Brothers:

Such sonorous harmony

Last update on February 24, 1:22 pm by Gloria Solis.
GOLDEN YEARS – 20th February 2018 - BILL KENWRIGHT

Roy Hamilton – Don’t let go
Bobby Darin – Splish Splash
Dion – Queen of the Hop
Adam Faith – Someone Else’s baby
Randy & The Rainbows – Denise
Jackie De Shannon – You won’t forget me
John Barry – Hit & Miss (Theme from Juke Box Jury)
Brook Benton – Endlessly
Del Shannon – Two kinds of teardrops
Elvis Presley – All Shook up
Brenda Lee – That’s all you gotta do
Lonnie Donegan – I Wanna go home
Anthony Newley – If She should come to you (La Montana)
The Skyliners – Since I don’t have you

I am a little disappointed that both Bill and Tony Blackburn both keeping playing "Hit & Miss" Theme from Juke Box Jury. A theory here is that someone wants the show to be brought back, maybe a slightly different look but back in 2018. Watch this space.
Last update on February 24, 3:53 pm by Chris.
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