Phil Everly is dead. He died of heart failure at age 74.
The Everly Brothers shaped rock and roll. No pair of singers were better in the late 1950s. I was there. I remember. I sold records after school. No one I knew ever hated the Everly Brothers.
Back in 1970, I met them. It was backstage at a concert they performed at Magic Mountain, the amusement park north of Los Angeles. My friend Bob Warford was their back-up electric guitarist. I remember handing Phil an article I had written on gold for The Commercial and Financial Chronicle. (It was over 40 years ago. Maybe I handed it to Don.)
The Everly Brothers were masters of harmony. They also were masters of great arrangements.
Here, they perform Gone, Gone, Gone.