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Phil Everly of Everly Brothers dies at 74, newspaper reports.
NBC News/ Today Entertainment ^ | 1/3/2014 | Alex Johnson

Posted on 01/03/2014 7:11:35 PM PST by carriage_hill

Phil Everly, half of one of the most popular and influential music duos of the 1950s and '60s, the Everly Brothers, died Friday at age 74, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The Times quoted Everly's wife, Patti, as saying Everly died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after decades of smoking.

NBC News couldn't immediately reach Patti Everly to confirm the Times report, which quoted her as saying, “We are absolutely heartbroken.”

At their peak, the Everly Brothers — Phil, who was born in 1939, and Don, who was born in 1937 and survives his younger brother — hit it big in 1957 with "Bye Bye Love."

With its soaring, tight harmonies expressing dejection at lost love in an anomalously chirpy manner, the song reached No. 2 on the Billboard pop charts. It has been covered by dozens of other prominent artists as wide-ranging as Ray Charles, George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Trini Lopez and Simon & Garfunkel.

That was quickly followed by two more monster hits, "Wake Up Little Susie" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream."

Hits in the 1960s included "Carly's Clown," "When Will I Be Loved" and "Cryin' in the Rain."

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Another music legend of the 50s & 60s is gone.

Some of their hits: "Bye Bye Love", "Wake Up Little Susie", "All I Have to Do Is Dream", "Carly's Clown", "Cryin' in the Rain".

1 posted on 01/03/2014 7:11:35 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: carriage_hill

“Bird Dog”. One of my favorites.


2 posted on 01/03/2014 7:13:28 PM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: carriage_hill

Phil & Don. Great music makers who had a great influence on The Beatles.


3 posted on 01/03/2014 7:15:32 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: carriage_hill

Wasn’t it “Cathy’s Clown”?


4 posted on 01/03/2014 7:15:35 PM PST by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: 7thson

I saw them twice in La Crosse, WI


5 posted on 01/03/2014 7:16:13 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: carriage_hill

If my memory is correct I think at one time he was Axal Rose of Gun & Rose father in law at the time his daughter Erin Everly marry Axel she was inspiration of Sweet Child of mine


6 posted on 01/03/2014 7:16:42 PM PST by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: carriage_hill

R.I.P.

Always enjoyed the Everly’s music.


7 posted on 01/03/2014 7:18:12 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: carriage_hill

I grew up with the Everly Bros. music..
nothing like it today...

we are loosing all the great ones..
prayers for his family...


8 posted on 01/03/2014 7:20:03 PM PST by haircutter
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To: carriage_hill

died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after decades of smoking.”

...always trying to sell us on the evils of tobacco and how Philip Morris etc are the evil empire. Worthy of destroying...


9 posted on 01/03/2014 7:22:11 PM PST by albie
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To: carriage_hill
Hits in the 1960s included "Carly's Clown,"

It did?

10 posted on 01/03/2014 7:23:30 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: carriage_hill

For those who never heard their music:

http://www.last.fm/music/The+Everly+Brothers/Everly+Brothers+20+Greatest+Hits/Bird+Dog


11 posted on 01/03/2014 7:26:15 PM PST by sergeantdave
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To: carriage_hill
Since no one has mentioned it yet:

They were both Marines.

From an era where almost all "celebrities" served in uniform.

Now we have draft dodgers like Clintoon and the Kenyan usurper.............

12 posted on 01/03/2014 7:28:44 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: carriage_hill

Love their version of let it be me.


13 posted on 01/03/2014 7:30:37 PM PST by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: Genoa

It was Cathy’s Clown, I still have the 45.

Dream is one of the greatest pop ballads ever. They were rockabilly royalty.


14 posted on 01/03/2014 7:31:19 PM PST by Argus
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To: carriage_hill

I was so wishing those two would make up and start touring. What beautiful harmonies.


15 posted on 01/03/2014 7:32:42 PM PST by Lizavetta
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To: 7thson

It’s one of the early ones I remember...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=US49tQbYsg0


16 posted on 01/03/2014 7:34:36 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Argus

A couple of handsome young fellas.


17 posted on 01/03/2014 7:34:55 PM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: carriage_hill

Both brothers went through MCRD San Diego in 1961.

RIP Marine

Semper fi


18 posted on 01/03/2014 7:35:04 PM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: carriage_hill

Ah ***damnit man, the Doobie Brothers broke up, s***! When did that happen?
-Jack Colton


19 posted on 01/03/2014 7:35:45 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Genoa

It was Cathy’s Clown; I just cut & pasted it from the article.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpgo3Lkns5s


20 posted on 01/03/2014 7:36:10 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

RIP


21 posted on 01/03/2014 7:36:16 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: CMailBag

I saw them at the York Fair (PA) in Sept 1962.


22 posted on 01/03/2014 7:37:43 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

23 posted on 01/03/2014 7:37:51 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: SevenofNine

Good memory.


24 posted on 01/03/2014 7:39:19 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: haircutter

They were unique.
COPD is a terrible way to go.


25 posted on 01/03/2014 7:40:28 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

the Everly’s songs were the soundtrack for many memories.

RIP!


26 posted on 01/03/2014 7:40:30 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: PistolPaknMama

Copied from article; it should be Cathy’s Clown. I missed the typo.


27 posted on 01/03/2014 7:41:35 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

RIP Phil...your songs always me made feel that somehow someway it related to me (teenage years)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kUMwl2BvPY


28 posted on 01/03/2014 7:42:48 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: ealgeone

Classic.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d1ig-dYuLk


29 posted on 01/03/2014 7:43:17 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

LOL.


30 posted on 01/03/2014 7:44:14 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Genoa
Yup!...Cathys Clown
31 posted on 01/03/2014 7:45:05 PM PST by M-cubed
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To: haircutter
Man, you nailed it.

This is tough news for me.

Not only am I a lifelong fan of the Everlys, in my ute I began a fledgling radio broadcasting career in Shenandoah, IA.

32 posted on 01/03/2014 7:45:16 PM PST by daler
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To: carriage_hill

Their close harmonies is what made me want to sing harmony! I’ve been an alto all my life, and love it!


33 posted on 01/03/2014 7:45:50 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: MeshugeMikey

I danced at a lot of “sock hops” in Jr High (50s) & High School (60s) to their music. They were legend.


34 posted on 01/03/2014 7:51:54 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: haircutter

Amen.


35 posted on 01/03/2014 7:52:27 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

The original story has now been corrected to read “Cathy’s Clown.”

What a gross blunder of “reporting”!


36 posted on 01/03/2014 7:54:06 PM PST by WXRGina (The Founding Fathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: carriage_hill

every Everly Brothers song brings back bittersweet memories for me.


37 posted on 01/03/2014 7:55:33 PM PST by MeshugeMikey ( a Safe..and Sane....2014 To All!)
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To: SuziQ

They had magic mojo on stage, with their voices and music. Sad to see Phil go at 74.


38 posted on 01/03/2014 7:55:40 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

“Wake up Little Suzi, Wake Up”


39 posted on 01/03/2014 7:56:24 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: Argus

Harmonies incomparable. Their harmonies were ‘familial’.


40 posted on 01/03/2014 7:57:45 PM PST by Texas Songwriter
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To: carriage_hill

Smoking gets another one.


41 posted on 01/03/2014 8:00:41 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: WXRGina

Careless reporting. Someone got to the editor and webmaster. At least it’s correct, now.


42 posted on 01/03/2014 8:07:58 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

The Everly Brothers made some great music. My favorite is “Walk Right Back”.


43 posted on 01/03/2014 8:08:24 PM PST by Lilyjuslan
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To: carriage_hill

The first song I remember from them was TEMPTATION. I have not heard that song by them since. All the other songs, yes, but not TEMPTATION. Not even on the oldies stations.

It was my favorite song by them.


44 posted on 01/03/2014 8:10:03 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: carriage_hill

Love Hurts

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFE2SnliiV0


45 posted on 01/03/2014 8:10:24 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Texas Songwriter

I remember when YOUR HIT PARADE did that song using puppets.

Man’ I feel OLD!


46 posted on 01/03/2014 8:13:45 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Lilyjuslan

Great song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9afUls4yhDc


47 posted on 01/03/2014 8:14:02 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: carriage_hill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CkFcQRiFL68#t=263

WHY WORRY (1986) The Everly Brothers, Mark Knopfler, Chet Atkins


48 posted on 01/03/2014 8:14:27 PM PST by Pelham (Obamacare, the vanguard of Obammunism)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

**The first song I remember from them was TEMPTATION.***

Woops! I heard other songs by them before TEMPTATION! It is that this one stuck in my mind!


49 posted on 01/03/2014 8:15:32 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Sometimes you need 7+ more ammo. LOTS MORE.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Here ya go...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Us6UQ5W2xEY


50 posted on 01/03/2014 8:16:26 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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