In November 1961 — on the top of their fame — the Everly Brothers enlisted in the USA Marine Corps. They reportedly did so to keep away from being drafted into the Military, per the Fay Observer. In response to the San Diego Union Tribune, they accomplished 12 weeks of Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego, California. They had been then stationed on the Marine Corps’ West Coast base, Camp Pendleton, in San Diego County.
On February 13, 1962, the Everly Brothers accomplished their fundamental coaching. That very same day, Don Everly married the actor Venetia Stevenson within the chapel on the Naval Coaching Middle. Phil Everly was his finest man, and each brothers wore their Marine uniforms. “No sooner had [they] heard the ultimate bugle name, drum roll and sought-after phrases, ‘You are actually Marines,’ from their commanding officer, Lt. Col. T.A. Stawicki, than they dashed off [to the wedding],” wrote a San Diego Union reporter on the time.
Whereas they had been in boot camp in 1962, the Everly Brothers’ high 10 hit “Crying within the Rain” was launched, however they had been unable to tour to assist the music. On February 18, shortly after graduating from boot camp, they carried out that music and “Jezebel” on the Ed Sullivan Present whereas carrying their Marine uniforms. Nonetheless, the brothers’ stint within the Marines brought about their music profession to take a nosedive.