Don Everly, 85, a pioneer of country rock, has passed away

American country rock pioneer Don Everly, a member of the Everly Brothers duo, has died at the age of 85 after a career full of hits such as 'Bye Bye Love' and 'Wake Up Little Susie'

Aug 23, 2021 - 05:44
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Don Everly, 85, a pioneer of country rock, has passed away

Don Everly’s death, at the age of 86, was reported on Saturday by the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee, which called him ‘one of the most talented and influential artists in the history of popular music’.

He was honored by, among others, Carole KingRoy Orbison Jr., and Julian Lennon.

- RIP Don from Everly Brothers who together with his brother Phil wrote some of the most impressive & classic songs of all time ... Thank you for the music - Lennon wrote on Twitter.

The duo, credited with influencing rock and country singers for decades, was among the first to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, along with Elvis Presley, Chuck BerryLittle RichardBuddy Holly, and Jerry Lee Lewis. In 2001, they entered the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Don’s brother Phil Everly died in 2014 at the age of 76.

The music of the Everly Brothers duo, popular in the 1950s and early 1960s, has influenced many musicians, from John Lennon and Paul McCartney to the Beach Boys and Simon & Garfunkel.

Rolling Stone magazine put Everly Brothers at the top of its list of ‘20 greatest duos of all time ’.

By: Amber V. - Gossip Whispers