Music legend Phil Everly passed away yesterday of C.O.P.D. at Saint Joseph Medical Center.
Everly, the tenor of the singing duo, appeared in the 2011 Burbank On Parade, where he enjoyed waving to hundreds of fans along the 2 mile parade route. He was driven in the classic 1957 Chevy owned by Rich Radd, and driven by Radd’s son Richie.
The Everly Brothers had 35 Billboard Top 100 Singles. Back in the day, they were recognized by almost every musician known.
Throughout the 1950s, the Everly Brothers used Gibson J-200 guitars, some with dual white pickguards. In 1962, Gibson Guitar Corporation collaborated with the brothers to produce the Gibson Everly Brothers Flattop a signature acoustic guitar.
Phil Everly was involved with his own musical instrument accessories company. Everly Music Company, located here in Burbank, produces products designed by Phil and Jason Everly, Phil’s eldest son, for guitar and bass.
Funeral arrangements are pending.