Phil Everly, singer
Everly Brothers

Phil Everly

January 19, 1939, Chicago, IL ~ January 3, 2014, Burbank, CA

Phil Everly was one of Buddy Holly's pallbearers at his funeral in February 1959. ~ Wikipedia: Everly Brothers ~ retrieved January 3, 2014 © Allmusic

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January 19, 1985 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (6) Chicago, You're The Inspiration ~ #2 (2) Jack Wagner, All I Need ~ #1 (1) Madonna, Like A Virgin


Phil released his first solo record in 1973. Star Spangled Springer trod upon the same rootsy ground as the Everlys' last records and was a small critical success. Phil Everly released Phil's Diner in 1974 and Mystic Line in 1975 , neither of which were well-received. He tied his hand at acting appearing in Clint Eastwood's Any Which Way But Loose and did some freelance songwriting. In 1983, Don and Phil buried their differences and reunited, playing an emotional show at Royal Albert Hall. Also in 1983, Phil released another solo album, his last, for Capitol. the Everly Brothers stayed together to record three new albums in the mid- to late '80s and have been together ever since, sounding great touring the world and playing state fairs and community colleges. ~ Allmusic: Phil Everly ~ retrieved January 3, 2014 © Allmusic

As a Session musician, guest or band member

Paul Simon ~ Paul Simon (1972) ~ Ranked #57 Pitchfork Top 100 Albums Of The 1970s in 2004 ~ His self-titled debut is a masterpiece of breezy eclecticism, pop hooks, and at times, paradoxically in its seeming effortlessness, a greater emotional resonance than almost any of his previous work. ~ 2004 © Pitchfork

The Everly Brothers

The pair had an onstage breakup in 1973 that led to a decade-long estrangement, but Phil later told Time magazine the brothers' relationship had survived this. “Don and I are infamous for our split,” Phil said,“but we're closer than most brothers.” ~ BBC: Phil Everly Obituary ~ January 5, 2014 © BBC News

The Everly Brothers ~ Inducted in the 2001 Nashville Songwriters Hall Of Fame.

In 2012 two albums by the Everly Brothers made it to the #DLW500 Dylan's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time ~ #197 Both Sides Of An Evening (1961) ~ #47 A Date With The Everly Brothers (1960)

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