500 Greatest Songs of All Time

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The Everly Brothers, 'Cathy's Clown'

Writers: Phil and Don Everly
Producer: Wesley Rose
Released: April '60, Warner Bros. 
17 weeks; No. 1

After seven Top 10 hits for Cadence Records, the Everlys became the first artists signed to a new record label: Warner Bros. The fledgling company wooed the Kentuckians with a 10-year, $1 million contract. They cut eight songs as potential debut singles and rejected all of them before settling on "Cathy's Clown." The duo continued scoring hits until they enlisted in the Marines in 1962. 

Appears on: All-Time Original Hits (Rhino)

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