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Phil Everly, Half of Pioneer Rock Duo, Dies at 74


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JON PARELES

January 4, 2014

 

Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, whose hits with his older brother, Don Everly, carried the close fraternal harmonies of country tradition into pioneering rock n roll, died Friday, according to the groups official website.

 

He died in a hospital in Burbank, near his home in Southern California, of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease after lifelong smoking, according to reports from The Los Angeles Times and The Associated Press. He was 74.

 

With songs like Wake Up Little Susie, Bye Bye Love, Cathys Clown, All I Have to Do Is Dream and When Will I Be Loved?, which was written by Phil Everly, the brothers were consistent hitmakers in the late 1950s and early 1960s. They won over country, pop and even R&B listeners with a combination of clean-cut vocals and the rockabilly strum and twang of their guitars.

 

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I loved The Everly Brothers. "Wake Up Little Susie" was a favorite. The horror of falling asleep in the car and getting home way too late -- "our reputation is shot" sure speaks to a long-gone time. I could only imagine how mad my dad would have been if that had ever happened to me. unsure.png

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May 8, 2012

Songs of Innocence and Experience (1984), part of the BBC Arena series, shows the Everly Brothers as they trace their lineage, starting in their coal mining hometown of Muhlenburg County, Kentucky. With performances from the Everly's and their family.



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I loved The Everly Brothers. "Wake Up Little Susie" was a favorite. The horror of falling asleep in the car and getting home way too late -- "our reputation is shot" sure speaks to a long-gone time. I could only imagine how mad my dad would have been if that had ever happened to me. unsure.png

Do you remember the uproar the song caused in the 'moral' community? A lot of people were upset with what the song was suggesting. Seems as though times have changed, eh?

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I loved The Everly Brothers. "Wake Up Little Susie" was a favorite. The horror of falling asleep in the car and getting home way too late -- "our reputation is shot" sure speaks to a long-gone time. I could only imagine how mad my dad would have been if that had ever happened to me. unsure.png

Do you remember the uproar the song caused in the 'moral' community? A lot of people were upset with what the song was suggesting. Seems as though times have changed, eh?

 

Well a person could go from "Wake up little Susie"....to "Lets Spend The Night Together"....to "A Walk On The Wild Side"......to whatever Miley Cyrus is doing today....by way of NWO and other Rap groups.

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I loved The Everly Brothers. "Wake Up Little Susie" was a favorite. The horror of falling asleep in the car and getting home way too late -- "our reputation is shot" sure speaks to a long-gone time. I could only imagine how mad my dad would have been if that had ever happened to me. unsure.png

Do you remember the uproar the song caused in the 'moral' community? A lot of people were upset with what the song was suggesting. Seems as though times have changed, eh?

 

 

Times have changed in that regard more than I could have ever imagined. And I don't like most of the changes. I'm very glad I'm not raising teens these days.

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Times have changed in that regard more than I could have ever imagined. And I don't like most of the changes. I'm very glad I'm not raising teens these days.

OTOH

I spend a lot of time on You Tube, often listening to music. One thing I have noticed inevitably someone will say "I'm 15 and this music is so much better than what we see being put out today!"

/Little Miss Mary Sunshine

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