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Phil Everly Of Rock's Everly Brothers Dies At 74

posted 4 Jan 2014, 04:09 by Mpelembe   [ updated 4 Jan 2014, 04:10 ]

Phil Everly of rock's Everly Brothers, one of the biggest rock country acts of the 1950s and early 1960s, died at the age of 74, the Los Angeles Times reported.

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - SEPTEMBER , 2011; NOVEMBER, 2006) (REUTERS) -  Phil Everly, whose high, close-harmony singing with his older brother, Don, made the Everly Brothers one of the biggest rock and country acts of the 1950s and early 1960s, died on Friday (January 3) at the age of 74, the Los Angeles Times reported.

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Everly died in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife Patti told the Times for a story on the paper's website.

Representatives for Phil Everly could not immediately be reached by Reuters for comment on Friday evening.

The Everly Brothers profoundly influenced 1960s-era groups and singer-songwriters ranging from Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who early in their careers called themselves the Foreverly Brothers, to Simon and Garfunkel, the Byrds, the Hollies and the Beach Boys.

Phil and Don had an onstage breakup in 1973 that led to a decade-long estrangement, but Phil told Time magazine their relationship had endured.


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