The rock world lost a true innovator today with the death of Phil Everly, one half of the amazing Everly Brothers. Their harmonies had a major influence on groups that would follow including The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Simon and Garfunkel to name just a few. Phil will be missed greatly. Here’s a wonderful video of them performing (OK….they were obviously lip syncing) one of their early 60s hits called Cathy’s Clown (Phil is on the left in most of the shots in the video. His brother Don is singing lead on this one).
Here is a short but to the point documentary about the impact of the Everly Brothers on the music business (with some great insight from Warren Zevon….RIP Warren)….
Here’s a much more detailed documentary about the duo and their music. You need to watch this to truly appreciate their talent and what we’ve lost with the death of Phil.
RIP – Phil Everly