Transcript for Remembering Phil Everly
Tonight we look back at the life of a music legend, phil everly. One-half of the everly brothers. ♪ I need you so that I could die ♪ ♪ I love you so ♪ phil everly on the left, one-half of the legendary duo. ♪ Whenever I want you all I have to do is dream ♪ ♪ dream, dream, dream ♪ he was the younger brother hitting the higher notes. A career spanning five decades. Ed sullivan introducing the brothers in 1957. Here's the story of a little boy and girl who went to the movies and fell asleep. The everly brothers and their newest recording. At the peak of their stardom, they averaged a top ten hit every four months. ♪ wake up little suzie was banned from many radio stations because of the story line. Two teens at a movie well-past midnight. Too suggestive for the times. ♪ Wake up little sooudy -- suze and me ♪ and here being introduced by a young dick clark on american bandstand. This one's called "kathy's clown." Again, the everly brothers. ♪ ♪ don't want your love anymore ♪ ♪ don't want your kiss that's for sure ♪ ♪ I die each time I hear this sound ♪ ♪ here he comes that fancy clown ♪ it's believed that song might have sold more than any of the singles. The beatles calling themselves the english everly brothers. Tonight so many legendary singers reacting, nancy sinatra tweeting, phil's gone. Touring with phil and don was one of the thrills of my life. Paul simon saying, phil and don were the most beautiful-sounding duo I have ever heard. Both pristine and soulful. Part of the birth of rock and roll. ♪ ♪ bye bye my love good-bye ♪ ♪ bye bye my love good-bye ♪ their music gets better with time. Doesn't it? Tonight his wife patty saying he fought long and hard against a lengthy illness, but we are absolutely heartbroken.
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