January 3rd, 2014, 06:47 PM #1
Phil Everly , we hardly knew ye
"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.
“We are absolutely heartbroken,” she said, noting that the disease was the result of a lifetime of cigarette smoking. “He fought long and hard.”
Last I heard he and Don were not on speaking terms .
Hope they patched things up before he
Last edited by Hipcheck; January 3rd, 2014 at 08:14 PM.
January 3rd, 2014, 07:58 PM #2
One of my favorite bands growing up (my parents always listened to oldies..)
January 3rd, 2014, 08:04 PM #3
Used to listen to the song "bird dog" on my 8track tape of Fonzies Favorites back in the day. Maybe the best harmonies ever from a pop group. Sad for sure.
A great line in the obit said the Everlys were the link between the DooWop groups of the 50s and the Beatles and Beach Boys of the 60s. Never thought of it like that but the timeline is totally true.
Evidently, there was a concert at Knotts Berry Farm in the 70s that was horrible and played a large role in the brothers feud. Very sad.
Last edited by Hipcheck; January 3rd, 2014 at 08:19 PM.