Phil Everly

Singer Phil Everly

Full Name: Phillip Jason "Phil" Everly
Profession: Singer

United States of America

Biography: Phil was one half of the Everly Brothers, along with brother Don Everly, a rock-and-roll harmony group that gained success in the 1950s and 1960s. He would sing the tenor part of their harmony, while Don sang the baritone.

Songs such as "Bye Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Susie," "All I Have to Do Is Dream," "Bird Dog," and "Problems" had significant success.

Born: January 19, 1939
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: January 3, 2014 (aged 74)
Cause of Death: Complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Everly was a longtime smoker.

Historical Events

  • 1957-10-14 Everly Brothers' single "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1
  • 1959-12-15 Everly Brothers record "Let It Be Me", an English translation of by Gilbert B├ęcaud's French song "Je t'appartiens"; reaches No. 7 on the charts
  • 1960-05-29 Everly Brothers single "Cathy's Clown" hits #1
  • 1963-09-29 Rolling Stones 1st tour (opening act for Bo Diddley & Everly Bros)
  • 1963-10-05 Little Richard joins Everly Brothers Tour
  • 1973-07-14 Phil Everly storms off stage at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, California and declares an end to "The Everly Brothers"; the show was planned as their last, his exit improvised
  • 1983-09-22 The Everly Brothers reunite after 10 years apart in concert at the Royal Albert Hall, London

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