Don Everly, the surviving brother of what Rolling Stone Magazine once called “the most important vocal duo in rock” died Saturday at the age of 84.
“Don lived by what he felt in his heart,” said a family spokesperson. “Don expressed his appreciation for the ability to live his dreams with his soulmate and wife, Adela, and sharing the music that made him an Everly Brother.”
Phil and Don Everly were hugely popular in the 1950s and ’60s with one Billboard hit after another, including ‘Wake Up Little Susie,’ ‘Bye Bye Love,’ ‘Cathy’s Clown’ and ‘All I Have To Do Is Dream.’
“Starting with their first hit, ‘Bye Bye Love,’ the Everly Brothers brought the sound of deeply intertwined voices to rock and roll,” wrote David Browne in Rolling Stone. “The brothers were a major influence on the Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, the Mamas & the Papas, and many others.”
Phil Everly died in 2014 at 74. That story and more songs HERE.