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Before his death Friday at age 74 from complications due to Copd, Phil Everly was recording music, focusing on his family and was humble about the Everly Brothers' legacy as rock and country legends, his widow and son tell People. Phil had three homes: one close to family in Burbank, one near his roots in Nashville, and a summer beach house in Alabama, says his son, Jason Everly, 47. Phil was "the best harmony singer that's ever lived," Jason says, and part of a duo, with brother Don, that laid the foundation of rock music. Jason says his dad loved sharing stories »
- Howard Breuer
Phil Everly, one half of the famed Everly Brothers duo, died on Friday at a Burbank, Calif., hospital. He was 74.
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, »
Half of the brilliant duo that transformed 1950s pop music
With his older brother Don, Phil Everly, who has died of pulmonary disease aged 74, formed one of pop music's greatest vocal partnerships. If it was Elvis Presley who became the most spectacular icon of 1950s rock'n'roll, the Everly Brothers created a musical legacy which was every bit as influential. Their unique vocal harmonies, coupled with ingenious guitar arrangements and timeless material, had a revolutionary impact on the Beatles, the Hollies, Simon & Garfunkel, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and Crosby Stills & Nash.
The Everly Brothers' breakthrough hit was Bye Bye Love (1957), still regarded as one of their most impressive creations. Up to that point, Don and Phil had been chipping away at the country music scene in Nashville, Tennessee, with limited success. Bye Bye Love topped the country charts, but more significantly soared to No 2 on the pop charts, just »
- Adam Sweeting
Before his passing last week, Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers influenced many musicians, from Elvis Presley to The Beatles. U2's Bono revealed the impact that Everly made on his life in speaking with Et on the red carpet of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.
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"You can't avoid those harmonies, if you're a musician," said Bono, who received the festival's Sonny Bono Visionary Award along with his band U2. "One of my prized possessions is an Everly guitar -- beautiful guitar made by Gibson."
Everly died on Friday following complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74.
The late musician and his brother Don formed one of the most influential vocal duos of the 20th century with hits such as Wake Up Little Susie, Bye Bye Love, Cathy's Clown, When Will I Be Loved and All I Have to Do is Dream. »
Phil Everly, the younger half of the Everly Brothers, died in Burbank, California on Friday. His wife, Patti, told the Los Angeles Times that the cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. During the late '50s and early '60s, Phil and his older brother, Don, produced dozens of hits, including "Wake Up Little Susie," "Bye Bye Love," "Cathy’s Clown," "All I Have to Do Is Dream" and "When Will I Be Loved?," most of which you have probably heard, even if you don't realize it. Their harmonies were cited as influences by the Beatles, Linda Ronstadt, Simon and Garfunkel, and, later Green Day and Bonnie "Prince" Billie, among many, many others. The duo broke up onstage in 1973 and reunited ten years later, making two more albums before becoming mostly estranged again. Phil is the one on the left in this video of them performing "All I Have to »
- Caroline Bankoff
So sad. One half of the iconic sibling singing band, the Everly Brothers, passed away in a hospital in Burbank, Calif. on Jan. 3. He was 74 years old.
Phil Everly, who took the recording industry by storm in the late 1950s and 1960s along with his brother Don, has sadly died at the age of 74. A spokesperson at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, Calif. confirmed the groundbreaking singer’s death on Jan. 3.
Phil Everly Dies At 74
The spokesperson was unable however to confirm the cause of Phil’s death or any additional details, at the request of the Everly family.
As the Everly Brothers, Phil and Don were a smooth-sounding, record-breaking duo. Over the course of their career, they landed 35 Top 100 hits — more than any other singing duo — including iconic songs like “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” and “All I Have To Do Is Dream.” Their hybrid »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
Los Angeles, Jan 4: Musician Phil Everly passed away Friday in Burbank, a city in Los Angeles. He was 74.
Everly was suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a lung disease, reports contactmusic.com.
"We are absolutely heartbroken," Los Angeles Times quoted his wife Patti as saying.
- Smith Cox
Phil Everly ... who comprised half of one of the most successful duos in music history -- The Everly Brothers -- died today. Phil and Don Everly had an enormous influence on John Lennon and Paul McCartney ... and The Beatles weren't alone. The Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkle, The Byrds and countless other singers seized on the amazing harmony of the duo.Among their hits -- "Bye Bye Love," "When Will I Be Loved" and "All »
- TMZ Staff
The Everly Brothers' harmonies are for the ages now. Phil Everly, the younger member of the fraternal duo whose sweet sound and steel-string guitar playing influenced acts ranging from The Beatles to Simon & Garfunkel, died on Friday in Burbank, Calif. He was 74. Wife Patti Everly told the Los Angeles Times that her husband, a life-long cigarette smoker, had suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. "We are absolutely heartbroken," she said. "He fought long and hard." Phil and brother Don were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's first class in 1986, their repertoire boasting dozens of Top 100 hits, including "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up »
Phil's passing was reportedly due to complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The late musician's wife Patti confirmed the news to the Los Angeles Times, saying, "We are absolutely heartbroken. He fought long and hard." Patti admitted that her husband's death came as a result of a lifetime of cigarette smoking.
Phil and his brother Don formed one of the most influential vocal duos of the 20th century with hits such as Wake Up Little Susie, Bye Bye Love, Cathy's Clown, When Will I Be Loved and All I Have to Do is Dream.
"When you talk about harmony singing in the popular music of »
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