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Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74.
Los Angeles Times ^ | January 3, 2013 | Randy Lewis

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 hope he heard Billie Joe Armstrong and Nora Jones' wonderful LP "Foreverly".
1 posted on 01/03/2014 6:46:57 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: a fool in paradise; dfwgator; Slings and Arrows; Fiji Hill

I think I’m going to cry.

Please PING others.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 6:50:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Another Marine reporting, sir...


3 posted on 01/03/2014 6:50:32 PM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: Revolting cat!; HiTech RedNeck

A lot of well-known artists and famous Americans have died since New Year’s Eve. Is the Rapture coming?


4 posted on 01/03/2014 6:52:23 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Revolting cat!

There were country predecessors, there were rock and country followers, no one was better, no one was purer!


5 posted on 01/03/2014 6:52:27 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Everly Brothers- “All I Have To Do Is Dream/Cathy’s Clown” 1960

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTYe9eDqxe8


6 posted on 01/03/2014 6:54:08 PM PST by massmike (If I like my tagline,I can keep it! Obama said so..........)
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To: Revolting cat!

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.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 6:55:21 PM PST by kempster
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To: Revolting cat!

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


8 posted on 01/03/2014 6:56:06 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Bye bye love


9 posted on 01/03/2014 6:56:07 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Jeremiah Jr; cyn; Yehuda; left that other site
What timing, considering the EB were famous for singing,

"Wake up little Suzie, we've gotta go home."

("We've both been sound asleep...")

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10 posted on 01/03/2014 6:56:30 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Revolting cat!

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.


11 posted on 01/03/2014 6:57:44 PM PST by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Revolting cat!; ifinnegan
The Everly Brothers "Bye Bye Love"
12 posted on 01/03/2014 6:57:56 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: Revolting cat!
It's amazing to think that the man who made "Wake Up Little Susie" was only 74.

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.

13 posted on 01/03/2014 6:59:08 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Revolting cat!
I hope he heard Billie Joe Armstrong and Nora Jones' wonderful LP "Foreverly".

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.

14 posted on 01/03/2014 6:59:19 PM PST by Charles Henrickson (RIP.)
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To: Revolting cat!

The Everly’s did not record a song I didn’t love. Blood harmony is strong. Rest in Peace Phil.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 7:00:02 PM PST by Conspiracy Guy (Did the ancients know they were ancients? Or did they see themselves as presents?)
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To: Revolting cat!

“I think I’m going to cry.”

That’s a good one.

Or, I saw what you did there, as they say nowadays.


16 posted on 01/03/2014 7:00:19 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: concentric circles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkFcQRiFL68


17 posted on 01/03/2014 7:00:23 PM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: a fool in paradise

“Illinois”. Written by Randy Newman. It doesn’t get better than this. Also from “Roots”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Cabkl15_8Y


18 posted on 01/03/2014 7:00:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5puvf9vuskM

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.


19 posted on 01/03/2014 7:01:45 PM PST by RaceBannon (Lk 16:31 And he said unto him If they hear not Moses and the prophets neither will theybe persuaded)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
The Everlys did not record a song I didn’t love

You expressed what I've been thinking.

20 posted on 01/03/2014 7:01:57 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
You read my mind. Also Songs Our Daddy Taught Us was remastered very nicely not too long ago, and featured many of the songs covered on Foreverly.
21 posted on 01/03/2014 7:02:10 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Revolting cat!
Speed and alcohol had more to do with it than the Woodstock Generation. Disagreements through the late 60s and early 70s; climaxed in July 14,1973, midway through a concert in Knots Berry Farms in Los Angeles. In the middle of the second of three scheduled shows, the manager came on the stage and stopped the show. He told the audience that he was upset with Don's sloppy performance. Phil smashed his guitar, stormed off, and Don announced that The Everly Brothers had split. According to Don, the Everly Brothers "died ten years ago." Ten years of solo career doldrums followed.

I was in the audience when this happened.

22 posted on 01/03/2014 7:03:21 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

“Christmas Eve Can Kill You”. Written by Dennis Linde: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xl_kMvlzV0


23 posted on 01/03/2014 7:03:35 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!
"...the disease was the result of a lifetime of cigarette smoking."

COPD is pretty nasty. My 86 year old father-in-law was diagnosed earlier this year and now has to go everywhere attached to an oxygen supply. He was a former chain smoker and even though he quit smoking cigarettes 30 years ago, he still developed the symptoms.

RIP Mr. Phil Everly!

24 posted on 01/03/2014 7:04:53 PM PST by Brandonmark (OWCM is The new American Minority! 11.06.12 - Day of Infamy!)
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To: Revolting cat!
Unbelievable. Yet another famous musician dead, dead, dead. At this rate, there will be nobody left to make music. When will the madness end? We've already lost Lou Reed, who took a walk on the wild side and never came back. That guy who played on Blue Oyster Cult but I can't remember his name (but he was good). And the list goes on...

Ray Manzarek of the Doors will never play that creepy organ music again. That one dude who drummed for those two rock bands - gone forever! Bob Welch with those Ebony Eyes and Donna Summer, both dead and gone.

Half the Beatles and 2/3 of the BeeGees dead dead dead. Andy Gibb too. Davy Jones of the Monkees is now in, well, Davy Jones' locker. So is Gerry Rafferty and Malcolm McLaren, manager of the Sex Pistols. Doug Fieder of the Knack, can you believe that? That's the dude who sang "My Sharona" in the summer of 1979 and dealt a death blow to disco.

And the list of the dead go on and on. John Stewart, Al Wilson, Wilson Pickett, Debbie Harry, Andrew Gold, Warren Zevon, Joe Strummer and Joey Ramone.

I can keep going but I think I made my point. We are very quickly running out of musicians and soon there will be no more music being made unless we find a way to make it stop.

25 posted on 01/03/2014 7:04:53 PM PST by SamAdams76
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To: RaceBannon

Another Marine now on Heaven’s Scene..


26 posted on 01/03/2014 7:05:51 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Revolting cat!
There were country predecessors, there were rock and country followers, no one was better, no one was purer!

Probably the biggest influence on the early Beatles.

27 posted on 01/03/2014 7:07:05 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: kempster

I lost my husband to the results of two tours in Viet Nam and exposure to AO. He was 100% Priority One, Purple Heart Awardee disabled. He flew 407 fixed wing combat missions in his two tours.


28 posted on 01/03/2014 7:07:49 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: Mastador1

The split was over the failure of “Roots”, and its followers. One of them I forget who, wanted to go country, like Jerry Lee Lewis at the time, and the other (probably Don, but I’m not sure) wanted to stay in rock.

After they got back together with the Paul McCartney song written for them, they stayed together but Salman Rushdie, who knew Don, reported at one time that they still didn’t get along and didn’t speak to each other off stage. I wonder if they ever reconciled.


29 posted on 01/03/2014 7:08:26 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SamAdams76

I think Keith Richards may actually have died in the 80’s as well but no one has had the courage to tell him.


30 posted on 01/03/2014 7:08:47 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Revolting cat!

Oh no. What a shame. I’ve been listening to them my whole life.

RIP.


31 posted on 01/03/2014 7:09:14 PM PST by MV=PY (The Magic Question: Who's paying for it?)
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To: SamAdams76

Take Debbie Harry off your dead list. She’s alive and touring with Blondie!
http://www.deborahharry.com/tour_dates.shtml


32 posted on 01/03/2014 7:12:07 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Revolting cat!

Whatever the reason... I hope he finds peace with the Lord.


33 posted on 01/03/2014 7:13:50 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: SamAdams76
That guy who played on Blue Oyster Cult but I can't remember his name (but he was good).


34 posted on 01/03/2014 7:14:25 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: celtic gal

Sorry for your loss. Salute to all of our heroes. My brother was still waiting for the VA to approve his claim. His diabetes was the main claim but he died from melanoma. He also had a son who was born deaf.


35 posted on 01/03/2014 7:15:29 PM PST by kempster
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To: celtic gal

I’m sorry for your loss. I do worry, our family farm sprayed 2-4D for many, many moons and as a kid we never wore protection when mixing, nor did we care if we splashed the stuff on us or breathed the overspray. Back then, we were thankful to have the stuff.

No one in my family ever contracted any cancers associated with 2-4D exposure. I feel lucky.


36 posted on 01/03/2014 7:16:42 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: Mastador1; a fool in paradise

Once more. The Woodstock Generation killed not only the Everly Brothers but Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Fats Domino all of whom had great comeback albums around the same time and on WB Records, the finest record company around then (Chuck back on Chess), all of which sold nothing, while the In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida crap was selling trillions. Roy Orbison was another one. Link Wray made a great album. Gene Vincent was still alive. Suddenly, after Sgt Paper and Woodstock history of rock and roll went into the memory hole, only to be revived in the 1980s by the Woodstock Generation musicians, who begged to be allowed on the comeback shows of the Everlys and Roy Orbison (have you seen the Black&White Night, where Bonnie Raitt played a lowly backup singer, and Tom Waits a backup piano player?) The idiot audience can only take it when their authorities feed it with a silver spoon. But the musicians themselves know their roots, man.

End rant.


37 posted on 01/03/2014 7:20:34 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: RaceBannon

Amazing! You just never know when a live music performance is going to produce a transcendental moment where everything and everyone comes together to produce something greater than any one participant is capable of. Thanks for sharing, what great musicians!


38 posted on 01/03/2014 7:20:59 PM PST by concentric circles
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To: Charles Henrickson

Buy it (’Foreverly’ that is) ! I’m not a fan of either of these two people, don’t own any of their albums, not a fan of mainstream pop, but this is an outstanding work.


39 posted on 01/03/2014 7:33:06 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SamAdams76
There are plenty of excellent musicians out there, performing their music and making albums.

You just don't like their music, in the same way that fans of Paul Whiteman and Artie Shaw hated Wilson Pickett and Johnny Cash.

40 posted on 01/03/2014 7:34:37 PM PST by wideawake
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To: Revolting cat!

Norah Jones is worth looking into. Billy from Green Day, not so much.


41 posted on 01/03/2014 7:35:30 PM PST by wideawake
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To: wideawake

From “Roots”. A bit of archaic sounding psychedelic influence, but otherwise superb.

“I wonder if I Care as Much” — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w70F7N_Wd5g


42 posted on 01/03/2014 7:39:45 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

“Roots”. “Ventura Boulevard” written by Ron Elliott — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwoGKFj1x30


43 posted on 01/03/2014 7:42:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: SamAdams76

Debbie Harry is alive and still working.


44 posted on 01/03/2014 7:44:13 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: Revolting cat!

“Roots” “Less of Me” written by Glen Campbell — http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCZ_d9kCqW0


45 posted on 01/03/2014 7:44:19 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: dfwgator

“Probably the biggest influence on the early Beatles. “

Biggest is debatable.

But McCartney name-checked them in that Let ‘em In song - along with Martin Luther.


46 posted on 01/03/2014 7:48:23 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: wideawake

The artists mentioned covered quite a range of genres and time. I don’t think it’s just bias.


47 posted on 01/03/2014 7:51:06 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ifinnegan; dfwgator

Why debatable, make your case!

In fact when it comes to the vocal harmonies, there is no question about it, as the Everlys were bigger in Britain than they were in the US, and there was a duo in the UK at the time of the early Beatles that sounded just like the Everlys, called the Allisons (there was also another one whose name I forget at the moment.) That’s my case.


48 posted on 01/03/2014 7:52:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Sad to hear this! Loved these guys in the ‘50s - when they were popular. Won’t speak for things that didn’t chart.

They were gorgeous harmonizing, and 1 of the few acts that did romance and upbeat songs equally well. So many romantics can’t do a good fast 1.


49 posted on 01/03/2014 7:53:30 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Revolting cat!

He lost that living feeling?


50 posted on 01/03/2014 7:55:03 PM PST by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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