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My First Rock ‘n Roll Heroes February 13, 2010

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.

Chet Atkins and The Everly Brothers, of course.




1. Barbara Pabst Letter - February 15, 2010

Hi Greg,
Here’s someone who’s really a “blast from the past” – Barbara Pabst. I recently had lunch with Carol H and she gave me your info. Just wanted to say hi. Sounds like you’re keeping busy!!

2. Greg Finnegan - February 15, 2010

Barbara, it is really great to hear from you! Please send me your info at gregfinn@gmail.com so we can catch up!


3. Bob - March 17, 2010

Great stuff that evokes many memories. Sad to say the last I heard, Don & Phil won’t even talk to each other now.

4. gregquill - March 18, 2010


This article from Wikipedia talks about their reconciliation and reunion. Apparently they aren’t actively together now:

Reunion and subsequent activities (1983-present)
The brothers got back together in 1983. Their reunion concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on September 23, 1983, was instigated by English guitarist Albert Lee (who was also the concert’s musical director). This concert spawned a well-received live LP and video.
The brothers then returned to the studio as a duo for the first time in over a decade, resulting in the album EB ’84, produced by Dave Edmunds. Lead single “On the Wings of a Nightingale”, written by Paul McCartney, was a minor success and returned them to the U.S. and UK charts.
They then earned a final charting country-music hit with “Born Yesterday” in 1986 from the album of the same name. During this time Don’s son, Edan Everly, would often join the Everly brothers on stage to sing and play guitar. The brothers also sang vocals with Paul Simon on the Grammy award-winning title track to Simon’s album Graceland.
Even though the brothers have not produced studio albums since 1989’s Some Hearts, they tour and perform. They have collaborated with other performers, usually singing either backup vocals or duets. Phil has been especially active in this regard: in 1994, a new recording of “All I Have to Do Is Dream”, featuring Cliff Richard and Phil sharing vocals, was a U.K. Top 20 hit.
In 2006, Phil Everly sang a duet, “Sweet Little Corrina”, with country singer Vince Gill on his album These Days.[7] He previously supplied harmony vocals on J.D. Souther’s “White Rhythm and Blues” on his 1979 album You’re Only Lonely.
In 1979, Don Everly recorded a duet with Emmylou Harris, “Everytime You Leave”, on her album “Blue Kentucky Girl”.[8]
In 1999 Don Everly and his son Edan Everly did a benefit show billed as The Everly Brothers for Kentucky flood relief.
In 2004 a compilation entitled “Country Classics” was released. This consists of tracks recorded in 1972 and 1985.

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