"Wake Up Lil Suzie" ©The Everly Brothers 1957

Written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant

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"Wake Up Little Susie" published in 1957 by The Everly Brothers, issued by Cadence Records as catalog number 1337. The song reached #1 on the Billboard Pop and Country charts and the Cash Box Best Selling Record charts, despite having been banned from Boston radio stations for lyrics that—at the time—were considered suggestive.

Don (born February 1 1937 in Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and Phil Everly (born January 18, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) are country-influenced rock and roll a blend of Black rhythm-and-blues with White country-and-western rock and roll performers of the 1950s.

The sons of two Kentucky country musicians, The Everly Brothers recorded their first single, "Keep A' Lovin' Me, " in 1956, under the aegis of Chet Atkins, but did not become successful until 1957 when they began working with songwriting partners Felice and Boudleaux Bryant on the Cadence Records Cadence Records label.

They had a hit with the single "Claudette," written by Quick Facts about: Roy Orbison United States composer and rockabilly tenor popular in the 1950s (1936-1988)Roy Orbison. Working with the Bryants, they had a number of hits in the USA and the UK, the biggest of which were "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," "(All I Have to Do Is) Dream," and "Bird Dog."

The Everly Brothers have had a total of 26 Billboard Top 40 singles. In 1986 they were among the first 10 artists inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001. The Everly Brothers have a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Hollywood Walk of Fame at 7000 Hollywood Blvd. They still perform regularly as a duo around the world.

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"Wake Up Lil Suzie"
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