Sam Recommends: “Cathy’s Clown” by The Everly Brothers

When I was 5 or 6 years old, my grandpa made me a mixtape of all his favorite oldies songs for Christmas, which I proceeded to listen to constantly on my portable cassette player.

I was always drawn to this song in particular even though, at that time, I probably couldn’t relate to the themes of heartbreak, betrayal, or humiliation The Everly Brothers express so beautifully in just two minutes and twenty-five seconds.

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