Skip to comments.Phil Everly of Everly Brothers dies at 74, newspaper reports.
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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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".
“Bird Dog”. One of my favorites.
Phil & Don. Great music makers who had a great influence on The Beatles.
Wasn’t it “Cathy’s Clown”?
I saw them twice in La Crosse, WI
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
Always enjoyed the Everly’s music.
I grew up with the Everly Bros. music..
nothing like it today...
we are loosing all the great ones..
prayers for his family...
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...
For those who never heard their music:
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.............
Love their version of let it be me.
It was Cathy’s Clown, I still have the 45.
Dream is one of the greatest pop ballads ever. They were rockabilly royalty.
I was so wishing those two would make up and start touring. What beautiful harmonies.
It’s one of the early ones I remember...
A couple of handsome young fellas.
Both brothers went through MCRD San Diego in 1961.
Ah ***damnit man, the Doobie Brothers broke up, s***! When did that happen?
It was Cathy’s Clown; I just cut & pasted it from the article.