Ebony Eyes (John D. Loudermilk song)
|Single by The Everly Brothers|
|B-side||"Walk Right Back"|
|Label||Warner Bros. Records 5199|
|Writer(s)||John D. Loudermilk|
|The Everly Brothers singles chronology|
"Ebony Eyes" is a song written by John D. Loudermilk, recorded in 1961 by The Everly Brothers (b/w "Walk Right Back"), and reached #8 on the US charts. The lyrics tell a young man's tragic story of losing his beloved fiancee in an airplane crash during the dark, bad weather, which reminds him of her "ebony eyes".
The single, with reversed sides, reached #1 in the UK charts. The song was initially banned by the BBC as its lyrics were considered too upsetting to play on the radio.
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|UK number one single
"Walk Right Back" b/w "Ebony Eyes" by The Everly Brothers
March 2, 1961 (3 weeks)
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