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So sad… have not stopped thinking about the tragic loss of Phil Everly and would like to extend heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and forever fans.

I was already a fan as a young teen, when my parents took me and my brother to Freedomland. We stayed for both fabulous shows. The brothers' music has forever placed on my soundtrack of life and will continue to do so.

Thanks, Don and Phil. Rest in peace, Phil.
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I've loved you for years and was so sad to hear you had died. It's your 75th birthday today and I'm thinking of you. You always seemed in good spirits and like a kind and respectable man. The world, not just the world of music, but the whole world lost a beautiful man when you died. Your wonderful voice and outlook on life always brightened my day. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. At least we have so much of your music to console us.

It is my habit to memorialize someone of such great influence through a poem. I can't think of a better place to share it than here among other fans.

Pure was the voice of the man who sang
High was the register at which it rang
Impish was the grin, crooked on the star
Left-handed was the man who strummed the guitar

Endearing, and with his heart on his sleeve
Vainly, we had hoped he would never leave
Eternalized by his part in rock 'n' roll
Reflected by artists reflecting his soul
Living through music as long as it plays
Yes, he'll outlive his life by infinite days
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I have enjoyed your music since the early 1960's. I am deeply saddened by Phil's passing. Phil and I shared the same birth date. I feel I have known the Everly's my whole life. May God bless you and Heaven has gained such a great soul.
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Rosielewsey private msg quote post Address this user
The best rendition ever heard.
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angel private msg quote post Address this user
now you're a january butterfly in heaven
thankx PHIL for all those beautiful music!!
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I was 13 when I heard Cathy’s Clown, and was hooked on the EB’s marvelous records then. Even as I got older, I bought the CD of EB greatest hits.
But not until Phil’s passing, was the realization of how great these two are!! I now can’t get enough of watching the videos on Youtube, and hearing their music and of course reading every article I could find about how so many artist’s emulated them, and revered them.
I’ve learned so much about them that I didn’t know before. And now have a renewed understanding and fascination about them. They are truly the greatest duo ever, and will most likely never see the likes of them again. They have the most absolutely perfect and beautiful harmonies.
Their father was a true gift to the world, without him, there would not have been the perfect singing duo, that he taught the art of music too. It’s sad, he didn’t get the recognition he deserved in his time.
By them selves they are totally great singers, but we all love the harmonies!!! Once again, I offer my deepest sympathies' to the family!! Rest in Peace and Love Phil!!!
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Well here it is Jan. 25th and I finally found a spot where I could write how deeply saddened I am upon the loss of The Love of My Life Phil Everly. I have always loved The Everly Brothers but Phil stole my heart. I did get a chance to see them in North Bay Ontario so many years ago and I was right up at the front grabbing onto the stage and I swear Phil looked right at me and gave me that special smile. What a loss, words just cannot express, when you are a teenager and know all their songs a part of you dies too when you hear this news. I too have been checking out everything that I can and just purchased Phil Everly have almost worn it out. My son bought me the DVD The Reunion, all my sons knew how much they meant to me. My oldest son is in Niagara Falls for the week-end and texted me to-day to tell me he was at The Hard Rock Cafe and took a picture of The Everly Brothers guitar. My deepest deepest sympathies to all the Everly's and may you find comfort in knowing how much Phil was loved and will forever be missed.
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Sure hope Phil Every and the Everly Brothers get a mention on the " Grammys" Sunday night. Jan 26. I know there will be a Beatles tribute and even an appearance by Paul and Ringo, but I for one will be very upset if no one mentions Phil. I am recording it and we will see.
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The best rendition ever heard.
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Love it, but also check out Phil singing it along with Cilla Black. A well known UK singer who had her own TV show in this 1974 clip. She never hit it big in the US for some reason. She married her manager and I think was pregnant at the time of this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyOHGLR7nv4
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Originally Posted by Rosielewsey
The best rendition ever heard.
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Love it, but also check out Phil singing it along with Cilla Black. A well known UK singer who had her own TV show in this 1974 clip. She never hit it big in the US for some reason. She married her manager and I think was pregnant at the time of this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyOHGLR7nv4



http://tasteofcountry.com/miranda-lambert-billy-joe-2014-grammys-tribute/
I wish Phil and Dons' version would be played instead of Lambert and Armstrong..
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As with family friends and other fans,I was saddened by your decision to move on to a new life experience. Our Creator blessed you with an exceptional musical talent that was amplified when blended with your brother, Don's. Those of us left here are grateful that you shared your abilities with us and for the memories you gave us. Memorials are a way for those of us left behind to say good bye to those special people in our lives but somehow I feel that the spirit of that person that has moved on feels the energy of our thoughts especially since I believe we are all One anyway. So, Phil, I have been trying to figure out why your passing has bothered me so much especially since I never got to know you personally. Then I realized that the Everly Brothers were my first experience with a teenage crush. I didn't want to have this crush because I was too busy being a tomboy but the sound of your harmonizing really touched by soul. Then when I saw your picture, I decided that you and your brother were just too cute. Somehow the two of you managed to put that first chink in my tough tomboy armor. I guess you never forget your first of anything. Despite the fact that you will be missed,I wish you Godspeed as you make your transition to your new life experience and send my love to your family, especially to your brother, Don, as he was also a part of that first in my life which will always be a wonderful memory.
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Michelenimmo private msg quote post Address this user
Very very nicely put. Thank you for sharing, I was not a tomboy but knew what I heard and especially what I saw made my heart beat alittle faster. Phil and his brother could take me places when life got me down. When you grow up with a father that doesn't make you feel wanted their songs could wisk me away to a happier place.
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Very very nicely put. Thank you for sharing, I was not a tomboy but knew what I heard and especially what I saw made my heart beat alittle faster. Phil and his brother could take me places when life got me down. When you grow up with a father that doesn't make you feel wanted their songs could wisk me away to a happier place.


Thats's the onething tbatreallydoes come thru in their songs. They really loved by mommy and daddy.
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Chris private msg quote post Address this user
I.have never been good at holding back. Don, please talk to us!
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Cannot express any better than what's already been posted about
the passing of Phil.
Grew up listening to THE EVERLY BROTHERS.....still do.
Wish I had my 45's my folks lost while I was in the Army!
Don't know if this is the right forum to ask, but have been trying to find video of Phil (don't know if it exists). He was singing a song (don't know the name) on TV. Stopped at a friends house for omly a moment to deliver a message and only caught a part of it. Believe he was sitting high up on a rafter while singingand was very emotional. Would have been,I think, in the late 70s or very early 80s before their reunion.
If anyone remembers and knows of it; would love to hear from.
Am fairly new to computers and the internet.
Don't know if this is a good idea, but don't know how you would
respond to me except to leave my e-mail address.
hallyhawk@hotmail.com
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Originally Posted by hallyhawk
Cannot express any better than what's already been posted about
the passing of Phil.
Grew up listening to THE EVERLY BROTHERS.....still do.
Wish I had my 45's my folks lost while I was in the Army!
Don't know if this is the right forum to ask, but have been trying to find video of Phil (don't know if it exists). He was singing a song (don't know the name) on TV. Stopped at a friends house for omly a moment to deliver a message and only caught a part of it. Believe he was sitting high up on a rafter while singingand was very emotional. Would have been,I think, in the late 70s or very early 80s before their reunion.
If anyone remembers and knows of it; would love to hear from.
Am fairly new to computers and the internet.
Don't know if this is a good idea, but don't know how you would
respond to me except to leave my e-mail address.
hallyhawk@hotmail.com


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOCA0rUpYnQ

you might search youtube for another version without seeing phil...you can hear the whole song on that one...enjoy
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tezza private msg quote post Address this user
OUR THOUGHTS OF YOU BURN INTO OUR MEMORY'S IF THE WHEELS OF HEVEN EVER STOP TURNING AND THE OCEAN TIDE EVER STOOD STILL WE WILL NEVER STOP THINKING OF YOU PHIL.
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Franmoore private msg quote post Address this user
So very very sad to have lost Phil Everly. My heartfelt condolences to Phil's family, his brother and mother and extended family of course, a huge loss for them and to a lesser extent the millions of fans who valued and appreciated his contribution individually and together with his brother Don to modern music.
Truly unique and unsurpassable harmonies they gave to the music world, and within our sorrow of Phil's passing, we can be thankful that so much is recorded for posterity.
I hope that much of their music will be released in memory of Phil by the record companies in digital form so that we the public can enjoy the full range of the Everly Brothers varied musical talents. I also hope that Don Everly, will get the recognition so rightly deserved for his supreme musicianship and incredible vocal talents, now we have lost Phil.
Again condolences to the Everly family
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rosiebarm private msg quote post Address this user
@Franmoore so nice to hear from you again. yes we are still and will always miss Phil. I just hope Don has found peace, and someday , if he has not done yet, read all the kind and nice comments received in the past 6 months., from this site and even the other sites who have many members who love the Everly Brothers.
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cuddles private msg quote post Address this user
rest in peace Phill you will be missed
peter
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craiglhope private msg quote post Address this user
Back stage at The Mann Music center in Philadelphia one Summer Day long ago, while Don & Phil were waiting to go on stage, I quietly mentioned old cars to Phil and he turned and smiled and starting talking....gracious, kind, interested in what I was saying, polite,....i couldn't get over it...he was a gentleman, indeed! What a great neighborhood teen friend to have grown up with. His harmony was absolutely crucial and critical to that heavenly Everly Brothers 'sound.' Don also signed autographs that summer afternoon long ago in West Philadelphia. Nice smile, also. Those were the days, alright.

So, maybe I'll see ya' again someday in the future, somewhere, some place. Thank you, Phil.

Happy New Year to one and all, even though I am nervous about what 2017 might be like.
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cuddles private msg quote post Address this user
REST IN PEACE PHIL AND TO THE FAMILY VERY SORRY
PETER
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DeeDee private msg quote post Address this user
It is now quite some time since Phil passed away but he is never far from the thoughts of those who love the fabulous, almost ethereal sound that he and Don made together as the unforgettable Everly Brothers The greatest singing duo that this sad old world has ever seen that is for sure That exquisite harmony touches something deep in the souls of listeners Deeply sad that Phil Everly has passed away I hope his heavenly voice has a new purpose somewhere else! God bless you Phil and thank you for the music!
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craiglhope private msg quote post Address this user
Met him a few times, short interactions at best, but he always smiled, was always very pleasant, was always 'upbeat', we talked about classic cars....he was one of those guys who would have been an incredible next-door teen friend in the neighborhood. He had that kind of Southern courtesy and charm. Forgetting his absolutely masterful singing voice for a second, the strongest thing I can say about him was that he was...."a nice guy." Lest that sounds pretty mild and bland and 'nothing,' it is what this world needs so much more of in these "non-1957" days. Not all show-biz stars are "nice." They let their fame and fortune go to their heads. They're a "mile wide, but an inch deep." Phil was the real, down-to-earth thing. If you might be reading this Phil, you won't remember me, nor the short conversation about cars, but here it is 40 years later and I still remember it as if it were yesterday and thanks for letting me stand next to you and brother Don right before you both went onto the stage. First time I heard your voice was in the Spring-Summer of '57, 'Bye Bye Love" and little did I know that I would become a huge fan years later and actually meet you. Thanks ol' buddy.
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I HATE cigarettes!!!!! I so loved Phil and still do! I envy all those that knew Phil. He was and is the MOST handsome man who ever lived! Recently, a friend of mine gave me a CD of EB. I listen to it anytime I need cheering up and it makes me sad to know that our beloved Phil is no longer with us. But it makes me feel good to know that he is in heaven with his parents and all his loved ones as well as all my loved ones! I hope my brother Ted got to meet there. I bet my brother loved their music. He was their ages. I miss Phil so much! I recently showed my 14 year old granddaughter EB on UTube and she thought the boys were so handsome and she agreed with me that Phil was my far the cutest of the two. I have watched so much UTube of the EBs and I never grow tired of watching them! They are so entertaining. I feel sad for Don who lost his beloved brother. I wished they got along better growing up but that sibling rivalry. It still sad to know they did not speak for 10 years! They made such beautiful music together. I want to buy more videos of them if I can get my hands on them. You know, I hate to admit but I was a huge Beatle fan. I can remember when Cathy's Clown came out. I have sister named Cathy we used to tease her about that song. We loved that song! Now, I cannot get enough of EB!!! I want to see everything about them and buy more videos about them and buy more music!!!! I wonder how Patty, Phil's wife is doing? And his two boys and his grandchildren. I loved and still love Phil he will never die in my eyes.
Windi
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I was lucky enough to see The Boys in concert on several occasions in the Uk over the years, having been a lifelong fan since the 60's.
I've always called them "The Boys" a tradition now carried on by the rest of my family.
I also managed to see them at one of their Homecoming Concerts in Central City a few years back, such a fabulous experience especially talking to Don afterwards, sadly missed Phil.
We stayed at The Everly Hotel at Lake Malone and had the wonderful pleasure of helping them both unload their cars when they arrived!They were both with their wives and we went with them all to the country store opposite the hotel later in the afternoon.
They were both so friendly and down to earth, it's a memory I will always treasure.
Later, they both signed our friend's guitar after chatting to us before they left for the concert and my small son helped to carry food to there private party later that evening.
We visited the site a few years later after the fire, it was such a shame to see it in ruins but their were lots of things in the ashes and I spent an hour or so in the scorching heat looking around and came home with a suitcase full of souvenir's!
Once when talking to Phil after a concert I congratulated him on such a great show and with that wonderful voice of his he replied "Thank you Ma'am" it was so lovely I would have paid him to say it again!
Phil's passing was heartbreaking and I will never forget the moment I heard the news. May it be a lesson to anyone who smokes! I listen every day to their music and Phil's harmony is true perfection, I still marvel at every note.He was a gentleman in every sense of the word. A true talent sadly taken too soon.
I am so grateful for the concerts I saw, sadly couldn't make The Reunion as I was 9 months pregnant at the time and couldn't travel but my memories will last for a lifetime. Phil will be forever missed but his music lives on.
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craiglhope private msg quote post Address this user
Howdy donandphilfan, What a wonderful message you wrote. So true and insightful. Thank you! "They were both so friendly and down to earth." That's exactly what I encountered, also, a few times. They took time to talk! Phil was one heck of a guy. Talent galore, polite, smiled,......alas.
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Lynn private msg quote post Address this user
I followed the everly brothers music which I thoroughly enjoy! I took a very much liking for Phil! He seemed so personable and caring!I was very saddened to hear of his passing, but listen to the music almost every day! I love let it be me! I still follow the history of the everly brothers!
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