Album of the Day
SONG OF THE DAY - "Walk Right Back"
Elvis wasn't the only rock and roller drafted into the Army; former Crickets guitarist Sonny Curtis was performing in the Everly Brothers' backing band when he got the call in 1959. Curtis was also a talented songwriter, and when he got a 3-day pass during basic training at Fort Ord, he paid the Everlys a visit in Hollywood and played them his latest song: “Walk Right Back.” Phil & Don quickly worked up their trademark harmonies, entered a recording studio – on this day in 1960 – and emerged with a Top 10 hit. Later covered by artists including Anne Murray, Andy Williams and The Move, “Walk Right Back” is an early rock evergreen, and it's our Song of the Day.