A Date with the Everly Brothers

A Date with the Everly Brothers is an album by the rock and roll duo the Everly Brothers, released in 1960. It peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Pop albums charts and reached No. 3 in the UK.

The song "Love Hurts" appears here for the first time. It would subsequently be covered by numerous other artists. Other than the "Cathy's Clown"/"Always It's You" single, all of the tracks on A Date with the Everly Brothers were recorded in just four sessions during July 1960.[1]

A Date with the Everly Brothers
Studio album by
The Everly Brothers
ReleasedOctober 1960
RecordedMarch 18, 1960
July 8-13, 1960
GenreRock, close harmony
LabelWarner Bros.
The Everly Brothers chronology
It's Everly Time
A Date with the Everly Brothers
Both Sides of an Evening


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [2]

Writing for Allmusic, critic Richie Unterberger wrote of the album "Although the material is not on the killer level of 'It's Everly Time', there are some very fine songs on their second Warner LP."[2]

The album was included in Robert Dimery's 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.[3]

Track listing

Side One
1."Made to Love"Phil Everly2:05
2."That's Just Too Much"Don Everly, Phil Everly2:40
3."Stick With Me Baby"Mel Tillis1:57
4."Baby What You Want Me to Do"Jimmy Reed2:20
5."Sigh, Cry, Almost Die"Everly, Everly2:18
6."Always It's You"Felice Bryant, Boudleaux Bryant2:30
Side Two
1."Love Hurts"Boudleaux Bryant2:23
2."Lucille"Albert Collins, Richard Penniman2:32
3."So How Come (No One Loves Me)"Bryant, Bryant2:18
4."Donna, Donna"Bryant, Bryant2:15
5."A Change of Heart"Bryant, Bryant2:07
6."Cathy's Clown"Everly, Everly2:25



  1. ^ Liner Notes: A Date with the Everly Brothers by Richie Unterberger. Reissue by Collectors' Choice Music.
  2. ^ a b Unterberger, Richie. "A Date with the Everly Brothers > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved October 2, 2015.
  3. ^ ^ Robert Dimery; Michael Lydon (23 March 2010). 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die: Revised and Updated Edition. Universe. ISBN 978-0-7893-2074-2.
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The columns Song, Recorded, and Album list each song title, the recording date (as far as known), and the album on which the song first appeared.

The column Author lists the writer or writers of each song.

The column Notes gives further information. For some songs, several different tracks exist, on diverse releases; some of them are listed here, but not all.This article does not list songs released solo by Don or Phil.

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