Rest In Peace, Don Everly

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  1. ZackyDog

    ZackyDog Friend of Fred

    Feb 6, 2015
    In the USA
  2. MrWookiee

    MrWookiee Synchromatic

    Jun 17, 2020
    SoCal, USA
  3. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    tappan ny
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    R.I.P. and thanks for the music
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  4. Lockupyourfatdog

    Lockupyourfatdog Synchromatic

    Aug 8, 2016
    Everett wa
    Ah man! The Everly brothers was the first concert I’d seen. I was 7 and my mom took me. They were her favorite
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  5. audept

    audept Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
    RIP to a legend. You were among my very first musical heroes.
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  6. Highroller

    Highroller Country Gent

    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Sad news. I never listened to the Everly Brothers much until Dave Edmunds & Nick Lowe released a little 4-song EP of Everly covers with their Rockpile album Seconds of Pleasure in the early 80's. That opened the door for me and I discovered just how great the Brothers really were. Been a fan ever since.

    Take a Message to Mary is part of my standard repertoire these days. I don't think a week goes by that I don't play it at least once or twice.

    RIP, Don - thanks for the music
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  7. MTurner

    MTurner Friend of Fred

    Aug 17, 2010
    Clayton, North Carolina, USA
    He was a part of the sound of my early childhood. Vaya con Dios, Don.
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  8. amp360

    amp360 Synchromatic

    Oct 21, 2012
    Sad news. He signed my Gibson Everly Brothers acoustic. Great act
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  9. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
  10. Scamp

    Scamp Gretschie

    Feb 22, 2018
    Loved them. They had a sound that other tried to copy but couldn't
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  11. RG7X

    RG7X Synchromatic

    Nov 11, 2018
    Los Angeles
    RIP. :( Another original rock n roll artist gone. Thanks for the good music.
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  12. Gregor

    Gregor Country Gent

    So sad to hear of these great artists that I grew up with passing on...too many of them as of late. I absolutely loved Don and Phil and their great harmony. My granddaughter, through me, is a fan as well. Thanks for the memories Don.
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  13. rcboals

    rcboals Country Gent

    Nov 21, 2008
    Springfield Oregon
    1958 I was 9 years old and "All I have to do is Dream" was on the radio and I thought of a 9 year old girl with a pixie haircut named Georgia. :) I was easily distracted with the dreams of my new Schwinn Spitfire bicycle. :) I was fortunate see both the Everly brothers in concert once.
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  14. Winnie Thomas

    Winnie Thomas Synchromatic

    Jun 13, 2011
    Cochise AZ
    I had a Schwinn Wasp, I was 13. I remember all their songs.
  15. senojnad

    senojnad Synchromatic

    Jul 13, 2008
    Lehigh Valley, PA
    In their early days (during my pre- and early teens) The Everly Brothers were a HUGE influence on my music interests in general and the guitar specifically. I finally got to see them perform live about 15 (??) years ago at the State Theatre in Easton, PA. In spite on their ages, history, etc., their music sounded every bit as good as I remembered from their prime years.

    Rest In Peace, Don (and -- again -- Phil). And thank you so much for so many things.
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  16. wabash slim

    wabash slim I Bleed Orange

    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    Those harmonies are gone forever. Go with God.
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  17. radd

    radd Country Gent

    Dec 27, 2017
    Santa Cruz
    My 50’s....It was Marsha from down the street I had a crush on, my new Spirfire that I stripped everything off of, fenders, chain guard etc, and my big sister listening to the Everly Brothers. What a carefree time. Eat breakfast on a summer morning, climb on that bike and be gone all day and get home for dinner. You would never dream of turning a kid loose like that now...

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  18. swivel

    swivel Country Gent

    May 13, 2018
    Wow, RIP Don. These guys were a huge influence on me. I played that 1960 album to death for sure. I still have that album here somewhere.... and I haven't kept many really.
    Totally the reason I can sing harmony and pretty much do with any song that comes on the radio. I never seem to sing along on the lead part.
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  19. Ricochet

    Ricochet Senior Gretsch-Talker

    Nov 13, 2009
    Monkey Island
    RIP, what a legacy…
  20. Jelly Roll Horton

    Jelly Roll Horton Country Gent

    Nov 10, 2017
    Portland, OR
    The Everlys gave me early inspiration for playing the guitar. I finally got Bye Bye Love right by using barre chords, but I still haven’t mastered all their rhythms. Working on Claudette this morning (written by Roy Orbison).
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