We remember Phil Everly who was born on this day in 1939 and died in 2014.
If you love pop music, and I do, then you have to appreciate how The Everly Brothers influenced the music that we grew up listening to.
Just listen to John Lennon & Paul McCartney sing "If I fell" or "I'll be back" or a few others. What you hear is John and Paul singing just like Don & Phil, or the harmonies that they used to hear as aspiring musicians in Liverpool radio. Like so many of the British groups, they learned to sing listening to those tight harmonies recorded by those two Kentucky brothers dominating the US charts.
As Scott Johnson wrote, another political blogger who loves pop music, Don & Phil Everly brought "....the close harmony singing of traditional country music into the mainstream of American popular music."
Phil Everly died at age 74 and you can hear his legacy every time that you hear a duo on the radio.
Yes, it's hard to talk about rock history without devoting a good section to Phil & Don Everly.
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