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Phil Everly

Musician. Along with his older brother Don Everly, they formed "The Everly Brothers", which became one of the most acclaimed duos in rock music history. The were responsible for such classic hit songs as "Bye Bye Love" (1957), "Wake Up Little Susie" (1957) and "All I Have To Do Is Dream". The sons of Ike and Margaret Everly, who were successful country stars in the Midwestern part of the United States, they toured with their parents throughout the country and even had opportunities to perform on the family's radio program. In 1955, Don and Phil set out on their own and moved to Nashville to launch their careers. That same year, they experienced a minor hit with the single "Keep A' Lovin' Me". Beginning in 1957, under the Cadence label, they achieved their greatest success commercially. They separated in 1973 only to reunite ten years later. Their other hits include "Bird Dog" (1958), "Devoted To You" (1958), "Let It Be Me" (1960) and "Cathy's Clown" (1960). Among the many artists they influenced include Simon and Garfunkel. The Everly Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Phil died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

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  • Added: 3 Jan 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 122704238
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Phil Everly (19 Jan 1939–3 Jan 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 122704238, citing Rose Hill Cemetery, Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .