Singer Phil Everly — who harmonized with older brother Don as the Everly Brothers — died in Burbank on Friday of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Phil Everly was 74.
The Everlys’ first single flopped, but their second was “Bye Bye Love.” That was followed by “Wake Up Little Susie”, “All I Have to Do Is Dream”, “Bird Dog,” “Cathy’s Clown” and “(Till) I Kissed You.” The pair also sang backup on Linda Ronstadt’s cover of a song Phil wrote, “When Will I Be Loved.” They split in 1973 after an acrimonious show at Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park; they reunited in 1983.
The pair’s sweet harmonies influenced decades of musicians, both rock and country; the Beatles once referred to themselves as “the English Everly Brothers.”
— posted by Cathy Maestri, InstantRiverside.com
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Monday, January 6, 2014
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