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The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers were an American country-influenced rock and roll duo, known for steel-string acoustic guitar playing and close harmony singing. Consisting of Isaac Donald "Don" Everly and Phillip "Phil" Jason Everly, the duo was raised in a musical family, first appearing on radio singing along with their father Ike Everly and mother Margaret Everly as "The Everly Family" in the 1940s; when the brothers were still in high school, they gained the attention of prominent Nashville musicians like Chet Atkins, who began to groom them for national attention. They began writing and recording their own music in 1956, their first hit song came in 1957, with "Bye Bye Love", written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant; the song hit number 1 in the spring of 1957, additional hits would follow through 1958, many of them written by the Bryants, including "Wake Up Little Susie", "All I Have to Do Is Dream", "Problems". In 1960, they signed with the major label Warner Bros. Records and recorded "Cathy's Clown", written by the brothers themselves, their biggest selling single.

The brothers enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve in 1961, their output dropped off, though additional hit singles continued through 1962, with "That's Old Fashioned" being their last top-10 hit. Long-simmering disputes with Wesley Rose, the CEO of Acuff-Rose Music, which managed the group, growing drug usage in the 1960s, as well as changing tastes in popular music, led to the group's decline in popularity in its native U. S. though the brothers continued to release hit singles in the U. K. and Canada, had many successful tours throughout the 1960s. In the early 1970s, the brothers began releasing solo recordings, in 1973 they broke up. Starting in 1983, the brothers got back together, would continue to perform periodically until Phil's death in 2014; the group was influential on the music of the generation that followed it. Many of the top acts of the 1960s were influenced by the close-harmony singing and acoustic guitar playing of the Everly Brothers, including the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel.

The Everly Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class of 1986, the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001, Don was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in 2019. Don was born in Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on February 1, 1937, Phil in Chicago, Illinois, on January 19, 1939, their parents were Isaac Milford "Ike" Everly, Jr. a guitar player, Margaret Embry Everly. Actor James Best from Muhlenberg County, was the son of Ike's sister. Margaret was 15 when she married Ike, 26. Ike worked in coal mines from age 14, but his father encouraged him to pursue his love of music and Ike and Margaret began singing together; the Everly brothers spent most of their childhood in Iowa. They attended Longfellow Elementary School in Waterloo, for a year, but moved to Shenandoah in 1944, where they remained through early high school. Ike Everly had a show on KMA and KFNF in Shenandoah in the mid-1940s, first with his wife and with their sons; the brothers sang on the radio as "Little Donnie and Baby Boy Phil."

The family sang as the Everly Family. Ike, with guitarists Merle Travis, Mose Rager, Kennedy Jones, was honored in 1992 by the construction of the Four Legends Fountain in Drakesboro, Kentucky; the family moved to Tennessee, in 1953, where the brothers attended West High School. In 1955, the family moved to Madison, while the brothers moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Don had graduated from high school in 1955, Phil attended Peabody Demonstration School in Nashville, from which he graduated in 1957. Both could now focus on recording. While in Knoxville, the brothers caught the attention of family friend Chet Atkins, manager of the RCA Victor studios in Nashville; the brothers moved to Nashville. Despite affiliation with RCA Victor, Atkins somehow arranged for the Everly Brothers to record for Columbia Records in early 1956, their "Keep a-Lovin' Me," which Don wrote and composed and they were dropped from the Columbia label. Atkins introduced the Everly Brothers to Wesley Rose, of Acuff-Rose music publishers.

Rose told them. They signed in late 1956, in 1957 Rose introduced them to Archie Bleyer, looking for artists for his Cadence Records; the Everlys signed and made a recording in February 1957. "Bye Bye Love" had been rejected by 30 other acts. Their record reached No. 2 on the pop charts, behind Elvis Presley's " Teddy Bear," and No. 1 on the country and No. 5 on the R&B charts. The song, by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, became the Everly Brothers's first million-seller. Working with the Bryants, they had hits in the United States and the United Kingdom, the biggest being "Wake Up Little Susie," "All I Have to Do Is Dream," "Bird Dog," and "Problems." The Everlys, though they were interpretive artists succeeded as songwriters with Don's " I Kissed You," which hit No. 4 on the US pop charts. The brothers toured with Buddy Holly in 1957 and 1958. According to Holly's biographer Philip Norman, they were responsible for persuading Holly and the Crickets to change their outfits from Levi's and T-shirts to the Everlys' Ivy League suits.

Don said Holly composed "Wishing" for them. "We were all from the South," Phil observed of their commonalities. "We'd started in country music." Although some sources say Phil Everly was one of Holly's pallbearers in February 1959, Phil said

David Skae

David Skae was a Scottish physician who specialised in psychological medicine. David Skae was born at 5 Elder Street in Edinburgh the son of David Skae, an architect and builder, his wife, Helen Lothian. Both parents died whilst David was a child, he was educated by his maternal uncle, the Rev. William Lothian, at St Andrews. At the age of fourteen Skae began his university career, studying liberal arts at the University of St Andrews. At sixteen years of age he left St Andrews to take up a post as a clerk in a lawyer's office in Edinburgh. Shortly thereafter he enrolled as a medical student and in 1835 he was awarded a medical licence from the College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. In the following year he was granted Fellowship of the College. In 1836 he began to teach in the extramural medical school, his lectures on medical jurisprudence soon became popular. After delivering fourteen courses of lectures, he began the teaching of anatomy, having as colleagues James Young Simpson, Professor Spence, William Fergusson.

In 1842, St Andrews University awarded him a Doctorate of Medicine. Meanwhile from 1836 Skae filled the office of surgeon to the Lock Hospital, wrote several original papers on syphilis, he made insanity his special study, approaching it from the point of view of a student of nervous and mental physiology. In 1846 he obtained the appointment of physician superintendent of the Royal Edinburgh Asylum at Morningside, held the post till his death, twenty-seven years later. During his tenure of office the institution doubled in size, he attracted a succession of gifted assistant physicians. From 1853 and up until a few years before his death, he lectured on insanity for medical students in the wards of the asylum. A number of his lectures have been collected and are today held within the archives of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. From 1870 he was assisted by Dr John Sibbald. In 1873 he was nominated Morisonian lecturer on insanity at the RCPE, he died at his official residence at Tipperlinn House in Morningside, Edinburgh, of oesophegeal cancer, on 18 April of that year.

He is buried in Grange Cemetery in south Edinburgh. The grave stands on the east side of the main eastern path, he had married Sarah Macpherson, daughter of Major Macpherson of Ayr, they had children. His children included Dr Frederick William Adolphus Skae an expert in mental health. Skae published papers on'The Treatment of Dipsomaniacs' in 1858, on'The Legal Relations of Insanity', his major work was the'Classification of the Various Forms of Insanity on a Rational and Practical Basis.' He made this topic the subject of an address which he delivered at the Royal College of Physicians, London, on the occasion of his occupying the presidential chair of the Association of Medical Officers of Asylums. These lectures were completed and published posthumously by his pupil and successor, Thomas Smith Clouston. Skae's classification is founded upon what he called the'Natural History of Insanity.' Instead of separating the insane into groups of maniacs, so on, Skae proposed that classification should be based on the underlying bodily condition of the patient—puerperal mania, traumatic mania, so on.

Skae's classification was not adopted. His definition of insanity was "a disease of the brain affecting the mind". Attribution "Skae, David". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900

Beverlye Hyman Fead

Beverly Hyman Fead is an American artist and documentary film maker. Fead was born in Seattle as Beverlye Fisher, July 16, 1934, she and her family settled in West Los Angeles. She went to Beverly Hills High School, graduated from Hamilton High School, she went to UCLA. Fead had exhibitions around the country, her other artistic endeavors included photography, designing home interiors and designing ceramics. In Deruta, Italy she designed ceramics which she sold in the United States in major restaurants and department stores such as One Pico in Shutter's California, Saks Fifth Avenue in Santa Barbara and Stella Mare's Restaurant, she was given two months to live. After seeing several doctors, she accepted an experimental treatment of Lupron shots every four months and a daily pill of Femora instead of the traditional chemotherapy and operation, prescribed, she is now leading a fulfilling life managing her cancer. Since she has written and had published two award-winning books: I Can Do This: Living With Cancer, Nana, What's Cancer?, which aims to explain cancer to children.

She produced an award-winning short documentary called Stage IV: Living With Cancer She speaks publicly in the US about improving self-esteem, on learning how to age gracefully. She writes a blog called "Aging In High Heels", it can be found on Amazon. She speaks publicly to senior citizens on how to improve their quality of life, she was an honoree and keynote speaker at the 100th year celebration of the American Cancer Society in Santa Barbara at the El Encanto Hotel. She is a Legislative Ambassador and Hero Of Hope for the American Cancer Society's central coast region. In 2009, she received the Courage Award from the Sarcoma Foundation of America as well as the Gift of Life Award from the Jennifer Diamond Cancer Foundation. In 2015, she was invited to speak at a briefing at the U. S. Capitol Building in Washington D. C. for the Alliance for Aging Research's launch of The Silver Book®: Cancer. Since she has now been invited to be an advocate for Global Healthspan Policy Institute. Beverlye Hyman married Bob Fead in 1992.

She and her husband live in California. Between them they have five grandchildren. Aging In High Heels