Remembering Phil Everly

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Remembering Phil Everly

Phil Everly, one half of the influential early vocal duo The Everly Brothers, has passed away due to complications from chronic pulmonary disease.

After traveling and performing around the Iowa area as part of the Everly Family band, Phil and his brother Don brought their finely-tuned country and pop harmonizing to the burgeoning rock'n'roll movement. With Phil signing in the tenor range and Don in baritone, the brothers rose to the top of the charts with an endless stream of hits including "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie," "All I Have To Do Is Dream,""Cathy's Clown," "Lucille," and "Walk Right Back." Their close-knit harmonies greatly impacted the work of The Beatles, Bee Gees, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, and most recently inspired an album of covers by Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones.

Today we remember Phil Everly and walk right back into the group's rich legacy with classic tracks from their Warner Bros. era.

Check out a video of The Everlys performing "Cathy's Clown" here: