Bye Bye Love: R.I.P. Phil Everly


Phil and Don Everly, Doing What They Did Best - photo by Pete Cronin/Redferns

Phil and Don Everly, Doing What They Did Best – photo by Pete Cronin/Redferns

WC can’t add much to the excellent tributes and obituaries from Rolling Stone and the New York Times. The guy had a voice like an angel, and despite drugs and decades of smoking, he never lost that pitch-perfect sound. Or the skills that created those amazing parallel thirds harmonies with his brother.

WC saw them in Chicago at the Opera House in 1972, shortly before the infamous breakup. They argued on stage, but their music was astonishing. Waddy Wachtel and Warren Zevon were in their band then. A wonderful show. It was also WC’s last date with The Cat Thief, but that’s another story.

Thanks for the decades on wonderful music, Phil Everly. WC doesn’t expect there will ever be another one like you.

R.I.P. Phillip Everly, 1939-2014.

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