Bummer. RIP Phil.
Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers dies at 74(27 posts)
Posted on January 3, 2014 - 07:25 PM #
We've lost that lovin' feeling.Posted on January 3, 2014 - 07:28 PM #
Re: The Everly Brothers
Hit their stride in the late 50's, about when Elvis came on to the scene. Perhaps overhshadowed in that regard.
Influenced many, including the Beatles.
But all that having been said, they were not really rock 'n roll artists. They were, what I consider, transitional artists, doing quality work between two mega performers, Elvis and The Beatles. No diss, just reality. They did very well, especially those who didn't quite get Elvis or the Beatles. RIP Phil.Posted on January 3, 2014 - 08:17 PM #
Phil and Don taught the Beatles how to harmonize. I think it helped.Posted on January 3, 2014 - 09:09 PM #
"in the late 1950s and early 1960s, they charted nearly three dozen hits on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart"
They were the pop rock pioneers that used rock a billy, country and rock and roll to deliver their music. They both played guitar. Not only did the Beatles, Beach Boys and Simon & Garfunkel do covers of their songs back when they first were released, today's artists continue to cover their work.
"not rock and roll" "Transitional artist" :!: my ass. If you really think, Paul, that everyone between Elvis and the Beatles that had as much success as the Everly's did should be called a transitional artist, you've been working at those higher elevations a little too long.
I guess Bobbie Darin, Frankie Avalon, The Coasters, Paul Anka, The Drifters, The Isley Brothers, Chuck Berry, Jimmy Reed, Ricky Nelson, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran . . . I guess they were all transitional, too.Posted on January 3, 2014 - 10:28 PM #
A lot of their songs were written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, and while you may not recognize those writers, here's one recorded by the Everlys in 1961 that was never released as a single but the album it was on made #9 on the pop album chart. Not too bad for transitional non rock and roll artists, huh Paul.
Most of you will instantly recognize this song, made internationally famous many years later.
Do you think Nazareth would have ever recorded this song had they not heard The Everlys doing it, Paul?
Do you think Robert Plant and Alison Krauss would have recorded "Gone Gone Gone" had they not heard The Everly's doing it, Paul? Not to mention Simon and Garfunkel doing "Bye Bye, Love."
That is called influence, but I guess it's just "transitional" influence and not really to do with "rock and roll artists," eh Paul.Posted on January 3, 2014 - 10:46 PM #
Andy, OK, take your multiple shots at me. I never said the Everly's were not important. I just used the the word, "transitional". Please understand what I was communicating here. Evidently, I offended you, but I stand by my words. Bottom line, there was a line between Elvis and The Beatles, and if you have forgetten that, then we agree to disagree.Posted on January 3, 2014 - 11:33 PM #
Paul Walker: "they were not really rock 'n roll artists. They were, what I consider, transitional artists,"
Paul Simon: ""The Everly Brothers’ impact exceeds even their fame. They were a big influence on John Lennon and Paul McCartney and, of course, on Simon & Garfunkel. When Artie & I were kids we got our rock & roll chops from the Everlys." 2004 ~Rolling Stone interview
But how could this be? Paul Simon saying that he got his rock and roll chops from the Everlys. Paul Walker said they were "not really rock and roll" and after all, he has no room in his line segment from Elvis to the Beatles.
Not to mention that The Everly Brothers were amongst the first performers inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 1986. I guess that must be the transitional rock and roll hall of fame.
Last fall, Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones released an Everly Brothers tribute album.
But heck, they're just transitional artists covering older transitional artists and not on Paul Walker's playlist.
According to him, the line of real rock and roll went from Elvis straight to the Beatles. Nothing else mattered.
Sorry Paul, you're attempt at marginalizing one of the key acts of their times is truly ignorant.Posted on January 4, 2014 - 01:33 AM #
Paul Walker: "but I stand by my words. Bottom line, there was a line between Elvis and The Beatles"
Dick Clark: "hit after hit after hit . . . two in the top 100 right now"
Paul Walker: "understand what I was communicating here."
Andy Brown: It appears what you have communicated is a lack of knowledge. Period. Shame on YOU.
Keith Richards called Don Everly "one of the finest rhythm players". Singer-songwriter Paul Simon who worked with the pair on his hit Graceland said in an email the day after Phil's death: "Phil and Don were the most beautiful sounding duo I ever heard. Both voices pristine and soulful. The Everlys were there at the crossroads of country and R&B. They witnessed and were part of the birth of rock and roll."
The Everly Brothers had 35 Billboard Top 100 singles, 26 in the top 40. They hold the record for the most Top 100 singles by any duo, and trail only Hall & Oates for the most Top 40 singles by a duo. In the UK, they had 30 chart singles, 29 in the top 40, 13 top 10 and 4 at No. 1 between 1957 and 1984. They have had 12 top 40 albums, between 1960 and 2009Posted on January 4, 2014 - 01:48 PM #