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Greenlit: The Everly Brothers – Harmonies From Heaven, BBC4

The Everly Brothers – Harmonies From Heaven (1 x 60′) –  Don Everly tells this incredible story, giving viewers his own unique perspective on the brothers’ music, life and success. Don and Phil, arguably the greatest harmony singers of all time, began as childhood musicians performing hymns and country songs as part of The Everly Family on their father’s radio shows in Shenandoah, Iowa. Following their move to Nashville, the film looks at the important relationships they had with publishers Acuff-Rose, Archie Bleyer of influential label Cadence Records, and husband and wife writing team Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, who gave The Everly Brothers their first million-seller with Bye Bye Love.

Set to a backdrop of 1950’s Eisenhower-led America, the film examines this troubled and transformative era, the trials and triumphs of this remarkable brotherly pairing, and the innovations and lasting impact of a musically revolutionary duo. The film also features interviews with Don Everly, Art Garfunkel, Graham Nash, Bonnie Prince Billy, Dave Edmunds, Tim Rice, Jake Bugg, legendary guitarists Albert Lee and Waddy Wachtel, plus archive performances and home movie footage of the Everly Brothers in the recording studio.

Channel: BBC2

Producer: 1515 Productions

TX: 2016

Source: BBC press release



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