Don Everly: Pioneer of Rock “n” Roll dies at 84

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Don Everly obituary – Death, Cause of Death : Don Everly, the last surviving member of the Everly Brothers and a pioneer of rock ‘n’ roll, died at his home in Nashville on Saturday. A spokesperson for the family confirmed Everly’s death but did not disclose the cause of his death.

How old was Don Everly when he died?

Ans- He was 84

Who Is Don Everly?

Don Everly, half of one of rock and roll’s pioneering groups, The Everly Brothers, has died. Don Everly was born in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, but his family soon moved to Chicago- where Phil was born- so his father could pursue a career in music, and both his mother and father, Margaret and Ike Everly, were country and western singers

The boys sang with their parents during live shows and on the radio, and as teenagers, moved to Nashville. There, they found the song that took them to No. 2 on the pop charts — “Bye Bye Love,” written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant. After that, they had a top 10 hit song every four months for years.

Conflict Between Don Everly and his brother

The Everly Brothers had a very public breakup in 1973, when Phil left the stage suddenly during a concert in California after a little misunderstanding- Following decades and a string of hits together, tensions mounted between The Everly Brothers — resulting in an infamous on-stage blowup on July 14, 1973, when Phil smashed a guitar and left Don to finish the show by himself. They reunited a 10 years later. With the help of British guitarist Albert Lee, the siblings reunited for a London concert that was filmed in 1983. The duo continued to stay active until 2006

The musician, known for singing close harmonies with his brother released hits like: “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Bye Bye Love” and “Cathy’s Clown,”. The Everly Brothers were a sensation in the late 1950s and early ’60s as rock and roll became a cultural phenomenon. Everly’s country-influenced vocals, sung alongside his younger brother, Phil, stretched the possibilities of harmonies in early rock and roll.

Don Everly leaves behind his wife Adela, mother Margaret, children Venetia, Stacy, Erin & Edan, grandchildren Arabella, Easan, Stirling, Eres, Lily & Esper,” the account wrote. The group went on to influence other vocal harmony-driven duos, such as Simon & Garfunkel — whose earliest work closely mimicked the Everly Brothers’ iconic sound.

Don and his younger brother, Phil, were in the first group to be inaugurated in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, alongside Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Buddy Holly and Jerry Lee Lewis. Their family harmonies set them apart, as did an out-of-time gentleness: the Everly Brothers’ well-crafted songs floated between country and city and moved with the rhythms of a dream.