Brett Alan wrote:
Negative Creep wrote:
As for commercial impact, I dont really know offhand.
Musical impact would be Haley I'd think....if it still means 'esteem within the rock world'.
Commerical success is a clear win for the Everlies. Haley had 4 top ten hits; the Everlies had 3 NUMBER ONE hits and a total of 8 top tens released in the 50s.
Actually, Whitburn ranks Haley at #10 for the 50s and the Everlys at #11 for the 50s. The Everlys only had 13 or 14 chart hits in the 50s, and yes, they had 8 top tens RELEASED in the 50s, but that's deceptive as the 8th one (Let It Be Me) did not enter the charts until 1960.
Haley had 25 or 26 chart hits in the 50s. Haley also had two chart albums in the 50s, the Everlys had one. Sampson is not big on counting non USA charts, but Haley was much bigger than the Everlys in the UK in the 50s. He had 20 chart hits in the UK in the 50s, including 9 top ten hits, although "Rock Around The Clock" reentered the charts a few times to pad those totals some. The Everlys had ten chart hits in the UK in the 50s, with six of them top ten.
Commercial impact in the 50s would have to be a slight edge to Haley, mainly because the Everlys were only making hits for 2 1/2 years during the decade.