Folk music

Don Everly dies at 84

The Everly Brothers were among the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The last surviving member of the Everly Brothers, Don Everly, died Saturday, August 21 in a Nashville home at the age of 84. A family spokesperson confirmed the death to the Los Angeles Times, but did not disclose a cause. of death.

“Don lived by what he felt in his heart. Don expressed his appreciation for the ability to live out his dreams… with his soul mate and wife, Adela, and to share the music that made him an Everly Brother, ”the statement read.

Phil Everly died in 2014 at the age of 74 of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which the LA Times also confirmed at the time.

The Everly Brothers have influenced some of the most iconic bands in music, including the Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Byrds, Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel and Vince Gill, to countless other country, rock and folk musicians, with their harmonies. superb and flawless. They were among the first inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 along with Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis. Lewis is the last surviving member of the inaugural group.

The group recorded nearly three dozen hits on the Billboard charts at the height of their popularity in the 50s and 60s. Some of their biggest hits include “Cathy’s Clown”, “Bye Bye Love” and “When Will I Be Loved” “, which Linda Ronstadt marked as one of her greatest successes with her cover in 1975.

“We regret to inform you that Don Everly of #TheEverlyBrothers passed away today, August 21, 2021. Roy Orbison loved them as friends and considered them musicians. They helped Roy become a songwriter, move to Nashville and more, ”Roy Orbison Estate actions.

“RIP Rock Legend Don Everly from January 19, 1939 to August 21, 2021”, writing David Coverdale of Whitesnake.

Funeral services were not detailed at the time of publication.