Saturday, January 04, 2014

Phil Everly Has Died

Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era and charted 36 songs in the Top 100, died Friday in Burbank of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74. The Everly Brothers were in the first group of inductees to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame.


15 comments:

Del Riser said...

RIP Phil, loved your music.

audrey said...

Aw so sad. RIP And now I am going to go listen to Let It Be Me--one of my favorite Everly Brothers' songs.

8=====D - KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

I don't know him, I'll listen to some of his music now hoping it's good.
RIP anyway.

paula said...

Great medley! RIP, Phil.

HEATHER said...
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HEATHER said...

This is real music, with real harmonies, unlike the 'auto-tuned' pop-tarts out there today. Rest In Peace Phil you will be missed!

Alexa Rose said...

They made some beautiful music.

auntliddy said...

RIP.

Mary Ann said...

These brothers made some lovely music.

anon said...

I loved the Everly Brothers - they made such beautiful music together. I had their song "Devoted to you" as my wedding song. It's in this clip Enty posted. RIP Phil

Lisa said...

RIP Phil you will be missed. I was raised on your music as my mom adored you all. Kentucky boys that made good. I saw them several times growing up. I used to love watching my parents put their records on and they would dance around the living room to them. Wonderful memories.

Sandy said...

If not for the Everly Brothers, there wouldn't have been the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, even Joni Mitchell or Crowded House. They were beyond influential, and Phil's high harmonies were transcendent.

Norah Jones and Billy Joe from Green Day are doing a Everly Brothers tribute album, due out in February, I think: http://tinyurl.com/m5pvmlm

AndrewBW said...

One of the true greats. RIP.

Anothergrayhare said...

His wife blamed it on "a life long smoking habit". Sad. Loves their harnonies.

Reese said...

I remember hearing Graham Nash say in an interview that he met his idols, the Everly Brothers, in the early 60s, and they spent about half an hour talking with him (at 2:00 a.m., after a concert). That meeting convinced Graham to go into music. He spoke with such reverence and love about the meeting; the brothers were very kind and encouraging. Paul Simon has spoken with similar warmth and appreciation about the Everlys; they were part of his "Graceland" tour.

RIP, Don.