#1 Phil Everly, half of pioneer rock duo, dies at 74 by Rev 05.01.2014 20:09

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Phil Everly, half of pioneer rock duo, dies at 74

AP By CHRIS TALBOTT and ROBERT JABLON
January 4, 2014 12:21 PM


LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is no more beautiful sound than the voices of siblings swirled together in high harmony, and when Phil and Don Everly combined their voices with songs about yearning, angst and loss, it changed the world.

Phil Everly, the youngest of the Everly Brothers who took the high notes, died Friday from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74.

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#2 RE: Phil Everly, half of pioneer rock duo, dies at 74 by ThirstyMan 05.01.2014 20:27

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It's hard to believe the players of this era are slowly going over the edge. 74? Where did the years go?

RIP Phil

It won't be long for us.....

#3 RE: Phil Everly, half of pioneer rock duo, dies at 74 by Cincinnatus 05.01.2014 20:39

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74? Where did the years go?

I had much the same reaction where I heard about this. I was a fan of the Everly Bros back in the day so I think, but am not sure, this means I, too, am getting older.

#4 RE: Phil Everly, half of pioneer rock duo, dies at 74 by PzLdr 05.01.2014 22:42

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The Everly Brothers are one of my top four of Rock n' Roll. The other three are Buddy Holly, Dion and The Searchers. Chuck Berry is fifth.

#5 RE: Phil Everly, half of pioneer rock duo, dies at 74 by Rev 05.01.2014 22:59

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Quote: PzLdr wrote in post #4
The Everly Brothers are one of my top four of Rock n' Roll. The other three are Buddy Holly, Dion and The Searchers. Chuck Berry is fifth.


They had the kind of harmony (family harmony) that only familial DNA can produce.

They seemed to me to have been greatly influenced by Appalachian Folk and Bluegrass music where the lower voice is the lead and the higher voice is background harmony. It's a beautiful sound. I always enjoyed their singing, immensely.

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