RIP Don Everly. 😔 The Everly Brothers: They meant so much to me. And more importantly: to Kentucky
Ky’s monumental connection to the history of Rock & Roll. Worshipped by the Beatles, Buddy Holly, and so many others. Founding Cornerstone of Warner Brothers records (“Cathy’s Clown” was WB1, the first single released by the fledgling label). Their influence cannot be overstated.
“Phil & Don!” as Paul McCartney joyfully chirps in the Wings hit “Let ‘Em In.”
From the Guardian UK’s obit: “The duo, who had 15 US top 10 hits between 1957 and 1962, were described as “the most important vocal duo in rock” by Rolling Stone magazine. The Everly Brothers were elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in its first year, 1986, alongside the likes of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard, and received a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys in 1997.”
Bye bye, love…