Posted in music on January 3, 2014

by Bill Pearis

Phil and Don Everly

Rock n' Roll lost one its original greats today, Phil Everly, one half of legendary duo The Everly Brothers, who died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74. He and his brother Don created a distinctive close harmony style with '50s staples like "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," "All I Have to Do Is Dream." All three of those hits were penned by another duo -- Boudleaux and Felice Bryant -- but Phil and Don could write too, like on what is arguably their greatest song, "Cathy's Clown."

The Everly Brothers were also one of the few of rock n' roll's first wave to continue successfully into '60s, and stuck together till 1973 at which time Phil released his first solo album, Star Spangled Springer. They patched things up a decade later and continued to play together since. Their influence is hard to overestimate. Rest in peace, Phil.

Some streams and videos of Everly Brothers classics below...




Comments (14)

pitchfork hasnt rated any of their albums so i dont really know how i feel about this yet

Posted by Anonymous | January 3, 2014 11:10 PM

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Posted by auto diagnostic tool | January 4, 2014 5:21 AM

Boudleaux and Felice were husband and wife.

Rest in peace, Phil

Posted by Jeff | January 4, 2014 6:26 AM

The videos above are really cool and the real rock. Im surprised that these guys can play well.

Posted by United Faith Church | January 4, 2014 8:05 AM

What a great man WHO changed the face of music. WHO else would we celebrate more in rock music than Phil?

Thank you.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2014 1:20 PM

^ grrrr so angry

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2014 2:18 PM

no 1:26, that was YOU!

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2014 3:43 PM

bye bye paste,
bye bye yuckiness,
so long ooziness,
i thought i was gonna cry

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2014 7:19 PM


Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2014 11:52 PM

^ LOL that is so funny!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 8:04 AM


Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2014 8:55 AM

Felice and Boudleaux Bryant wrote dream as well as many of their hits. talk about good songwriters Felice and Boudleaux Bryant were, they also wrote love hurts, bye, bye, love, rocky top, wake up little Susie....on and on. Funny, no, actually sad that many people wouldn't even know their names. The Everly bros had good voices, but that alone doesn't impress me, but If I had to choose I would hang out with Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, songwriting gods. You're not forgotten, much like Tesla the true intelligent people know the difference between Tesla and Edison.

Posted by Samsok | October 31, 2014 4:48 PM

Really excellent production values on the video.

Posted by chrisocony | November 20, 2014 2:21 AM

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