The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers

About The Everly Brothers

Isaac Donald 'Don' Everly (born February 1, 1937) and Phillip 'Phil' Everly (born January 19, 1939), together known as the Everly Brothers, are country-influenced rock and roll performers, known for steel-string guitar playing and close harmony singing. The duo was elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. Don and Phil Everly are both guitarists and use vocal harmony mostly based on parallel thirds. With this, each line can often stand on its own as a melody line. This is in contrast to classic harmony lines which, while working well alongside the melody, are not as melodic by themselves. For most of their recordings, Don sings the baritone part and Phil the tenor part. One exception is on 'Devoted To You.' Although Don is still low and Phil is high, they switch lead and harmony back and forth. Don almost always sings any lines that are sung solo (for example, the verses of 'Bye Bye Love').

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