R.I.P. Phil Everly

Everly Brothers 1958 Photo, Photo Credit Wikipedia

Everly Brothers 1958 Photo, Photo Credit Wikipedia

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:

Bye Bye Love

Devoted To You

All I Want To Do Is Dream

Crying In The Rain

R.I.P. Phil!  You will be remembered for a long time.

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7 Responses to R.I.P. Phil Everly

  1. Hmmmmmmm.. I know the words to lots ‘o their songs. RIP Phil !

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  2. Lucid Gypsy says:

    I’m too young to have known these songs in their time, but have heard them many times since. Things were simpler back then weren’t they? pure, harmless and the music was real!Thanks for posting the links, I’ve had a good sing along 🙂

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  3. Greg Urbano says:

    The older I get the more relevant a celebrities passing becomes. The more familiar the names.

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