Often called “They’re Off and Rolling” because of Archie Bleyer’s quote on the front cover, The Everly Brothers’ first album was released in April 1958. After the huge success of Bye Bye Love and their first #1 hit, Wake Up Little Susie, the Everlys recorded their first album in a week. While the album was not a huge seller due to the market being more geared toward singles, it peaked at #16 in the US and contains 3 top ten singles. Notable tracks: Bye Bye Love, Wake Up Little Susie, Be Bop A Lula, Maybe Tomorrow
Las Vegas, 1958. Dirty roads, empty lots and billboards in between the new resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, then known as Hwy 91. Photos by Darrell Clayton Crain Jr., scanned and archived by Posthumous DCC.