Friday, January 03, 2014

Phil Everly has died

Very sad to hear the music earlier tonight about the death of the great Phil Everly. I had the chance to see and review the Everly Brothers back at the Orange County Fair back in the early 1990s and they were amazing. 

The Everly Brothers: Phil (left) and Don (right), in a
publicity portrait for Cadence Records.
The Recording Academy® Statement Re: Phil Everly
January 3, 2014

“Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Phil Everly was part of one of the most prominent vocal duos of the rock era. Joined by his brother Don in the Everly Brothers, the duo’s superb and flawless harmonies influenced some of music’s most iconic acts, including the Beach Boys and the Beatles. Their profound impact on pop and rock music is still heard today, and will continue to live on in future generations. Phil Everly was a groundbreaking artist, and he leaves an indelible and timeless mark on music and our industry. Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and those who were inspired by his outstanding talent.”

Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy

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