Ebony Eyes

Ebony Eyes by The Everly Brothers was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, March 2, 1961 spending 3 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. This tragic tale of a (fictional) accident on flight 1203 in which a young man lost his beloved fiancée was released as a double A-sided single with "Walk Right Back." It topped the UK charts despite initially being banned by the BBC as its lyrics were considered too upsetting to play on the radio. The Everly Brothers rarely performed this live, as they often had to fly and didn't want to tempt fate. They did play it at their 1983 reunion concert in London. The duo relocated to Los Angeles and took acting lessons before recording this song. Don hated the experience but claimed it came in handy on this song, where he delivered a narration in the middle of the song.

Ebony Eyes FAQs

Who sang Ebony Eyes?

Ebony Eyes was performed by The Everly Brothers

What year did Ebony Eyes get to the UK number 1 spot?

Ebony Eyes first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, March 2, 1961

How long was Ebony Eyes at number 1 in the UK?

Ebony Eyes spent 3 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.