Transcript for Remembering Phil Everly and the Music Inspiring Generations for Over 50 Years
And finally tonight, growing up, I remember a sound on the radio not like anything else. It was the everly brothers. And one strange and familiar. It turns out a young girl in kentucky wasn't the only one listening to them. So were four boys in liverpool about to become the beatles. And so was two boys in new york becoming simon and garfunkel. Phil everly buyed this weekend at the age of 74. But ose two boys, skinny as string beans and out of nowhere, created the wave of rock 'n' roll. ♪ Dream, dream, dream, dream ♪ Reporter: It was 1958. And two skinny, shy brothers from kentucky and tennessee, are creating a revolution. Their harmonies, so crowded, so surprising. Everyone in america began singing. ♪ All I have to do is dream, dream, dream, dream ♪ Reporter: And so did four guys in liverpool. Listen, first, to the everlys. ♪ Don't want your love anymore ♪ Reporter: Then, the beatles. Sound familiar? ♪ So, please love me do ♪ Reporter: Then, in their quiet way, the brothers were shattering barriers. ♪ Reporter: That song, "wake up little susie," banned by radio stations. And two other boys, in new york city, also astonished. Paul simon and art garfunkel said their poetry harkened back to this. ♪ Hello darkness my old friend I've come to talk with you again ♪ Reporter: And now, nearly 50 years later, the voices that still echo across america -- ♪ whenever I want you all I have to do is dream ♪ Reporter: Two brothers, two guitars. And the sound that made all the difference. ♪ Dream, dream, dream
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