I heard over the weekend that Phil Everly, 50% of the Everly Brothers, has passed on. The news brought me back to my early childhood, when I listened to my parents playing their music on their record players or even sing along when their songs were played on our car radio. Some of them were songs from the days they were dating or when they were just married. Because I was their first-born, I got a lot of these types of music.
All of a sudden, images of me as a toddler, walking around our first house with everything towering over me, came back. Or the times when we would go to Luneta Park to see some water fountains or just lay out and have a picnic. Those were simpler days!
The Everly Brothers have been a major influence in Pop Music. They have influenced the likes of The Beatles, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, etc. They were unique because they were the first to bring country music to the mainstream and incorporate Rock n Roll and pristine blending as a legitimate if not much copied and lauded genre of Pop Music.
Some songs that came to mind:
R.I.P. Phil! You will be remembered for a long time.