Don Everly, half of singing duo who influenced generations of musicians, dies at 84

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Which Everly brother has died?

Don Everly, half of one of rock and roll's pioneering groups, The Everly Brothers, has died. The musician, known for singing close harmonies with his brother, was 84. NPRDon Everly Of The Everly Brothers Has Died At Age 84

How old is Don Everly?

Don Everly, one half of the rock'n'roll duo the Everly Brothers, has died at his home in Nashville at the age of 84. A spokesperson for the family confirmed Everly's death to the Los Angeles Times, but did not disclose a cause. The GuardianUS music star Don Everly dies aged 84

Are the Everly Brothers still alive?

In the early 1970s, the brothers began releasing solo recordings, and in 1973 they officially broke up. Starting in 1983, the brothers got back together, and would continue to perform periodically until Phil's death in 2014. Don, who was the only surviving member of the group, died in 2021. wikipedia.orgThe Everly Brothers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Everly Brothers: US rock 'n' roll star Don Everly dies aged 84

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A family spokesperson confirmed Everly's death to the Los Angeles Times, but did not disclose the cause.

Everly and his brother, Phil, had hits worldwide in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including Bye Bye Love and All I Have To Do Is Dream.

They were known for their close harmonies, and influenced groups like The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel.

The pair had an onstage breakup in 1973 that led to a decade-long estrangement, but Phil later told Time magazine that the brothers' relationship had survived this.

"Don lived by what he felt in his heart. 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," a statement said.

The Everly brothers were the children of country and western singers and performed on the family radio show while growing up.

In their heyday, between 1957 and 1962, they had 15 US top 10 hits. These included Bye Bye Love and Cathy's Clown.

The duo called it quits during a performance in California in 1973, in which Phil smashed his guitar and walked off stage.

During their time apart, both pursued solo careers with limited success.

They reunited a decade later with a concert in London, followed by a comeback album.

In a 1986 interview with the Associated Press news agency, Don Everly said the two were successful because "we never followed trends".

"We did what we liked and followed our instincts. Rock 'n' roll did survive, and we were right about that. Country did survive, and we were right about that. You can mix the two but people said we couldn't," he said.

The Everly Brothers were elected to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in its first year, 1986, and they were given a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys in 1997.

Rolling Stone magazine has described them as "the most important vocal duo in rock".

Phil Everly died of pulmonary disease in 2014, aged 74.

A Pentagon statement says 18 commercial aircraft will help with the evacuation effort.

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Everly Brothers: US rock 'n' roll star Don Everly dies aged 84

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A family spokesperson confirmed Everly's death to the Los Angeles Times, but did not disclose the cause.

Everly and his brother, Phil, had hits worldwide in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including Bye Bye Love and All I Have To Do Is Dream.

They were known for their close harmonies, and influenced groups like The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkel.

The pair had an onstage breakup in 1973 that led to a decade-long estrangement, but Phil later told Time magazine that the brothers' relationship had survived this.

"Don lived by what he felt in his heart. 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," a statement said.

The Everly brothers were the children of country and western singers and performed on the family radio show while growing up.

In their heyday, between 1957 and 1962, they had 15 US top 10 hits. These included Bye Bye Love and Cathy's Clown.

The duo called it quits during a performance in California in 1973, in which Phil smashed his guitar and walked off stage.

During their time apart, both pursued solo careers with limited success.

They reunited a decade later with a concert in London, followed by a comeback album.

In a 1986 interview with the Associated Press news agency, Don Everly said the two were successful because "we never followed trends".

"We did what we liked and followed our instincts. Rock 'n' roll did survive, and we were right about that. Country did survive, and we were right about that. You can mix the two but people said we couldn't," he said.

The Everly Brothers were elected to the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in its first year, 1986, and they were given a lifetime achievement award at the Grammys in 1997.

Rolling Stone magazine has described them as "the most important vocal duo in rock".

Phil Everly died of pulmonary disease in 2014, aged 74.

A Pentagon statement says 18 commercial aircraft will help with the evacuation effort.

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