Among my first vinyl records during my teenage years was a greatest hits compilation of The Everly Brothers. I’ve always liked Don and Phil’s beautiful harmony singing, which has influenced other music artists like The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel. Cathy’s Clown is a great example.
Initially released as a single in April 1960, the tune was also included on the Everlys’ fourth studio album A Date With the Everly Brothers, which appeared in October that year. Unlike the majority of their songs, which were composed by others, Cathy’s Clown was written by Don and Phil. It became their biggest hit, reaching the no. 1 spots on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and the U.K. Singles Chart and selling eight million copies worldwide.
Sources: Wikipedia, YouTube