Saturday, January 4, 2014

R.I.P.: Phil Everly

"Keep a' Lovin' Me" (above), The Everly Brother's first single, recorded November 9, 1955 and released February 6, 1956. Don was aged 18 and Phil 16.

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, has died. He was 74.

During the height of their popularity in the late 1950s and early 1960s, the Everly Brothers charted nearly three dozen hits on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart, among them "Cathy's Clown," "Wake Up Little Susie," "Bye Bye Love," "When Will I Be Loved" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream." They were among the first 10 performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame when it got off the ground in 1986. MORE HERE & HERE

The Very Best of the Everly Brothers

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