US music star Don Everly dies at age 84

Don Everly, half of the rock ‘n’ roll Everly Brothers duo, dies at 84

Don Everly, star of the rock ’n’ roll duo the Everly Brothers, died Saturday. He was 84.

Everly died Saturday at home in Nashville, Tennessee, his attorney and family spokesperson, Linda Edell Howard, told The Associated Press.

“Don lived by what he felt in his heart. Don expressed his appreciation for the ability to live his dreams … with his soulmate and wife, Adela, and sharing the music that made him an Everly Brother,” the family said in a statement.

Considered one of pop music’s greatest vocal partnerships, Phil and Don Everly had worldwide hits in the late 1950s and early 1960s, including Bye Bye Love and All I Have to Do Is Dream. Their unique vocal harmonies, coupled with ingenious guitar arrangements and timeless material, had a revolutionary impact on the Beatles, the Hollies, Simon and Garfunkel, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

“As a singer, a songwriter and a guitar innovator, Don Everly was one of the most talented and impactful artists in popular music history,” Kyle Young, CEO of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, told the AP in a statement.

Everly is survived by his mother, his wife, his son and his daughters.

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