The Everly Brothers released more than 50 albums in their illustrious career that spanned more than 30 years. Now the siblings are being honored for their achievements at the 19th annual Music Masters Tribute Concert, part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Music Masters Series, on Oct. 25.
As you know by now, Phil Everly (pictured left, above), one-half of the famous Everly Brothers passed away from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on Friday, January 3. He was 74. For me, his passing is another departing link to the fabulous fifties where country, blues and pop merged into Rock 'N Roll. It was the music of my life.
Songwriter Hank Cochran died on this date last year. He had pancreatic cancer. He was one of the greatest songwriters of all time. Among his compositions: "I Fall to Pieces," "Make the World Go Away" and "Set 'Em Up Joe". He was at one time married to Grand Ole Opry member Jeannie Seely...
I was recently reminded of a story my mother told me when I was a kid. When she was a young nurse in Owensboro--it was the 1950s--two brothers named Phil and Don Everly came to the hospital to visit their cousin and to play her some music.