Fellow Performers & Friends Remember Don Everly

Everly and his brother Phil, The Everly Brothers, were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001

NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Don Everly, half of The Everly Brothers duo with his brother Phil, died Saturday in Nashville at age 84. The Everly Brothers are Country Music Hall of Fame members, inducted in 2001, and were instrumental in shaping rock and roll with such global classics as “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up, Little Susie,” and “All I Have To Do Is Dream.” The Everly Brothers were also members of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Grand Ole Opry.

The duo left an indelible impact on both the country and rock music community, indicated by heartfelt messages of remembrance shared today:

“The sounds and images of the Everly Brothers have been greatly loved by most all Americans during that era of music, and special memories of them remain fresh in my mind. Their talent has been engraved across the world; many prayers for Don Everly’s family and loved ones.”– Janie Fricke

“Sometime back I was presenting Don with a special Buddy Holly guitar for The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation. I was able to show Don the photo of him, his brother Phil and my brother Lefty and he said, “I remember taking the photo but never seen it. We are huge Lefty fans!” Say Hello to your brother, my brother, and Heaven. God Bless The Everly’s!”– David Frizzell

“The Everlys made a huge impact on all of us singers. Their harmonies were impeccable. They had a huge impact on rock and roll’s early days. Their records are still classic examples of the art of choosing perfect songs that highlighted their talent. Don now joins Phil in rock and roll heaven. Rest in peace, pioneer!”– T. Graham Brown

“I listened to a lot of Nanci Griffith last week and I listened to a bunch of Tom T. Hall songs yesterday… Today I am cranking up some Everly Brothers… A lot of folks going home these days… Don joins Phil… BYE BYE LOVE!”– Joe Bonsall, The Oak Ridge Boys

“THIS WEEK, WE LOST ANOTHER ICON OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, DON EVERLY. DON AND PHIL EVERLY’S UNIQUE TWO-PART HARMONIES MADE IT DIFFICULT TO DECIDE WHICH VOICE WAS SINGING LEAD. EACH PART WAS EQUALLY IMPORTANT. REST IN PEACE, DON, WITH YOUR BROTHER, PHIL. AND, THANK YOU, FROM THOSE OF US WHO LOVE HARMONY SINGING.”– Duane Allen, The Oak Ridge Boys.

“The Everly Brothers were every bit as popular as Elvis. However, like most rock acts, they were on a small record label. Cadence Records made a fortune but they were in no way able to compete with RCA which is where Col. Parker put Elvis. I met the Everly Brothers in 1969 and asked them about Buddy Holly. Phil said Buddy took the plane so he could do his laundry. I think Buddy had other laundry to do as well. This started my thinking for ‘American Pie’ which I wrote later. Additionally, Don was a great lead singer and unique rhythm guitar player. Almost all their hits featured his rhythm guitar.”– Don McLean

“Don’s voice along with the incredible sounds of The Everly Brothers was one of the main reasons I decided on a career in music. He and his music truly influenced every singer for generations. Gone but never forgotten. R.I.P.”– TG Sheppard

“So sad to hear about the passing of Don Everly. The music of the Everly Brothers helped me form my love for entertainment. First class of inductees to the Rock ‘n’ roll Hall of Fame, their blend of harmony was special and unique. RIP.” – Lee Greenwood

“I am saddened by the passing of Don Everly… one of the smoothest voices to ever come from the Bluegrass state! The harmony of the Everly Brothers was so iconic growing up. I’ll never forget one of the greatest duos in history that hails from my home state.” – JD Shelburne

Leave a Reply

Discover

Sponsor

spot_imgspot_img

Latest

Trump lashes out at former National Security Adviser Bolton and calls him a “liar,” “a little crazy,” and “terrible.”

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has attacked this Monday against former National Security Adviser John Bolton on account of the publication...

Rauw Alejandro and Nicky Jam join their voices in a new single “to give”

 The exponents of the urban genre the Puerto Rican Rauw Alejandro and Nicky Jam, have joined their voices in the new single "Que le...

A new earthquake on the very day of the tragic 1985 feeds the worst ghosts

As a macabre nightmare that is repeated, Mexicans are shocked after the last earthquake of 7.1 on the Richter scale that has already caused...

Auto sales remain stable in May

New car sales in the United States remained stable in May, ending only a slight loss in deliveries of 0.3% and sales of about...

Biden Introduces a $2 Billion Bill to Congress to Curb the Immigration Crisis

The president of the United States, Joe Biden, has sent to Congress this Friday a bill valued at 2 billion dollars (1.6 billion euros)...
%d bloggers like this: