Phil Everly Dies
Everly’s death was confirmed by Providence St. Joseph Medical Center spokesperson Patricia Aidem. He passed away from complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Patti Everly, told The Los Angeles Times.
Phil Everly and his surviving brother Don Everly, 76, hit the height of their career during the 50 and 60s, battling the likes of Elvis Presley and Pat Boone in record sales. Over the course of their career, they recorded an impressive total of 35 Top 100 songs. Among their biggest hits were "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," "When Will I Be Loved" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream."
With Phil’s higher voice and Don’s lower tone, the Everly Brothers offered a unique sound that blended a number of different genres, including folk,