Country and rock singer who recorded "Wake Up, Little Susie" with his brother Phil as the duo the Everly Brothers.
His talent caught the attention of family friend and record producer
Both the Bee Gees and
He married Mary Sue Ingraham on March 25, 1957, Venetia Stevenson on February 13, 1962, and later Adela Garza. He has three daughters named Erin, Stacy and Venetia and a son named Edan.