Skip to comments.Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74.
Posted on 01/03/2014 6:46:57 PM PST by Revolting cat!
Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, their exquisite harmonies profoundly influencing the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and countless younger-generation rock, folk and country singers, died Friday in Burbank of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Patti Everly, told The Times. He was 74.
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I think I’m going to cry.
Please PING others.
A lot of well-known artists and famous Americans have died since New Year’s Eve. Is the Rapture coming?
There were country predecessors, there were rock and country followers, no one was better, no one was purer!
Everly Brothers- “All I Have To Do Is Dream/Cathy’s Clown” 1960
I feel for Don. I just lost my second younger brother on Christmas Day. He was buried at a Veterans Cemetery in Michigan on Monday with full military honors. Damn Agent Orange.
This is from their arguably best album “Roots” on WB Records, which the stupid Woodstock Generation rejected ,ignored, which contributed to their splitting up.
Sing Me back Home: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htfq9I0Sgus
Bye bye love
"Wake up little Suzie, we've gotta go home."
("We've both been sound asleep...")
I have no idea who was the top seller but the Everly Brothers were my favorite group when I was a kid. They were really good.
He was an incredible talent, the Everlys and the Louvin Brothers were unrepeatable American treasures.
Too bad the Everlys' career, much like Elvis Presley's, was horribly mismanaged through the 1960s.
Voices that were made for beautiful rockabilly, country and gospel singing were forced to record endless hours of saccharine, forgettable pap.
Their comeback album, Roots, with its cover of "Mama Tried", was incredible.
God rest his soul.
I saw that CD today on the counter at Starbucks. It got me thinking about the Everly Brothers, which I hadn't done in a long time. And then this news.
I saw the Everly Brothers in concert about 30 years, just after they reunited. What a great sound they had.
The Everly’s did not record a song I didn’t love. Blood harmony is strong. Rest in Peace Phil.
“I think Im going to cry.”
That’s a good one.
Or, I saw what you did there, as they say nowadays.
“Illinois”. Written by Randy Newman. It doesn’t get better than this. Also from “Roots”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cabkl15_8Y
Published on May 8, 2012
Songs of Innocence and Experience (1984), part of the BBC Arena series, shows the Everly Brothers as they trace their lineage, starting in their coal mining hometown of Muhlenburg County, Kentucky. With performances from the Everly’s and their family.
You expressed what I've been thinking.
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