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Everly Brothers Photo Gallery
In memory of Phil Everly . . .
(Jan 19, 1939 - Jan 3, 2014)
The Everly Brothers, Don and Phil Everly. They were not only among the most important and best early rock & roll stars, but also among the most influential rockers of any era. They set unmatched standards for close, two-part harmonies and infused early rock & roll with some of the best elements of country and pop music.

The best duo ever! They were also songwriters, penning "Till I Kissed You" (Don), "Cathy's Clown" (Don and Phil), and "When Will I Be Loved" (Phil). 

Don (born Isaac Donald Everly February 1, 1937 in Brownie, a small coal-mining town (now defunct) near Central City, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky) and Phil Everly (born Philip Everly January 19, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois) are country-influenced rock and roll performers. 

The Everlys were country-influenced rock and roll performers, known for steel-string guitar playing on their famous Gibson Everly acoustics and close harmony singing. The brothers were a tremendously successful US rock and roll duo riding high on the Hot 100. They were among the first to be elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986. 

Phil Everly, who with his brother Don formed an influential harmony duo that touched the hearts and sparked the imaginations of rock `n' roll singers for decades, including the Beatles and Bob Dylan, died on Friday, January 6, 2014. He was 74. 

Rest in peace Phil...

Martin Alberts' photos of the Everly Brothers 
in the dressing room of the Royal Albert Hall in London. 
The 1987 follow-up appearance to their
1983 Reunion Concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
“Fittingly, London's Royal Albert Hall, site of the reunion, has special significance for the Everlys, for it was there that they last performed with father Ike, who had taught the boys to play guitar and had nurtured their love for music so many years ago.” ~ Reunion Programme
Watch the Reunion Concert Here
Royal Albert Hall in London 1987
"On the Wings of a Nightingale" is a song written by Paul McCartney for the Everly Brothers.
It was never recorded by McCartney but appeared on the Everly Brothers' 1984 album: EB 84.
Phil and Martin Alberts in Central City, Kentucky
My wife took this photo of us at an Everly Brothers Reunion in Central City, Kentucky.
Thanks for your music Phil...

Take the Hillman Tour of the 
Everly Bros. Museum in Central City
The Everly Brothers in Amsterdam (Schiphol Airport)
The Everly Brothers in Amsterdam
I took this photo of Everly posters on a shop wall in Amsterdam.
Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers in Amsterdam
Old friends Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers (special guests) concert tour July 2004 in the Amsterdam Arena. It was fantastic!
The band: Mark Stewart, Jamey Haddad, Tob Schwimmer, Jim Keltner, Larry Salrzman, Warren Bernhardt and Freddie Washington.

These photos are mirrored on the Martin Alberts Flickr site

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