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Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers died January 3rd at age 74 following a long illness in Burbank, California where he was hospitalized.

Phil Everly along with his brother, Don, was a true icon of rock and roll and country music from the late 50s until 1988.

Don Everly

Don Everly

Phil Everly

Phil Everly

The Everly Brothers duo, the perfect family. Don and Phil Everly began their careers in the 1950s. The American duo, whose magnificent vocal harmonies moved a large following and strongly influenced British bands like The Beatles.

The Beatles

The Beatles

Phil and Don Everly were both spotted by songwriter and exceptional guitarist, the late Chet Atkins. Their talent for composing, singing and guitar and well as steel guitar were all assets that Atkins immediately noticed.

The Everly Brother with Chet Atkins (Center)

The Everly Brother with Chet Atkins (Center)

The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers

The City of Music, Nashville, became their new home and that is where they record their first album “The Everly Brothers” and “Songs Our Daddy Taught Us” all released in 1958. Two most memorable tracks are “Bye Bye Love” and “Wake Up Little Susie.” On the first album, there are a lot of known tracks such as “Be-Bop-A-Lula” Rock’n’Roll by legend Gene Vincent, “Keep a Knockin” by Little Richard and “This Little Girl of Mine” by Ray Charles.

Since 1960, The Everly Brothers were signed to the Warner label until 1968. The Everly Brothers, rather gifted in business, were the first artists to get the best deal in history with their label, reaching the million dollar mark. That said, Warner Records has lost nothing in exchange for during the past eight years at Warner, success was guaranteed “Cathy’s Clown”, “Walk Right Back”, “Stick With Me Baby” and among others, the song “Gone Gone Gone ”

brilliantly performed in 2007 by singer Alison Krauss Bluegrass Country in a duet with Robert Plant, the leader of the English band Led Zeppelin.

In 1973, the two brothers what separated and took the opportunity to make a solo career but also to compose until 1983. Phil had a lot of success with the song he has written and performed with actress Sondra Locke “Do not Say You Do not Love Me No More” for the comedy “Every Which Way But Loose “comedy” starring Clint Eastwood.

Every Which Way But Loose

In 1983, Phil Everly a hit in England as a soloist with his self-named album. His studio musician at the time was Dire Straits Mark Knopfler guitarist and drummer Terry Williams!

Dire Straits

Dire Straits

Also in 1983, the two brothers signed on the Mercury label albums. In 1986, they were inducted into the Rock’n’Roll Hall Of Fame and they also received a star on the famous sidewalk of Los Angeles, the Hollywood Walk Of Fame.

In 2001, they entered the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in Nashville.

It was a long and successful career in Rock’n’roll Country for Phil and Don Everly timeless … Rest in Peace Phil …