The Los Angeles Times reported Friday that Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers passed away at the age of 74 of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The sad news spread quickly on Twitter.
Just got the very sad news–directly from the family–that the great Phil Everly has died at 74. http://t.co/MG0fwoGqkE
— Randy Lewis (@RandyLewis2) January 4, 2014
Rest in peace Phil Everly, your influence on popular music is immeasurable. The way you sang harmony made it as desirable as the lead.
— Jimmy Sawtelle (@jimmysawtelle) January 4, 2014
"Kiss me my sweet, & so let us part, & when I grow too old to dream, that kiss will live in my heart" – RIP Iowan Phil #Everly
— Jennifer Konfrst (@JKonfrst) January 4, 2014
RIP Phil Everly. Without the Everly Brothers there would be no John and Paul harmonies.
— Andy Weissman (@aweissman) January 4, 2014
Phil Everly dead at 74. Little Suzie's gonna be sad when she wakes up. RIP.
— Richard Moore (@edistomoore) January 4, 2014
I just broke my mom's heart by telling her Phil Everly died. 🙁
— cosmic dancer (@paulsighmon) January 4, 2014
Phil Everly, RIP. A true great. Both on stage and on record.
— G Kossuth (@Koss65) January 4, 2014
R.I.P. Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers. Gorgeous harmonies, enduring songwriting. https://t.co/DKgO0RHkrd
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 4, 2014
RIP, Phil Everly…thank you for those beautiful harmonies with brother, Don.
— Bonnie Forward (@BonnieForward) January 4, 2014
RIP Phil Everly, brilliant song stylist. Smart, funny, 100 percent real.
— Mustang Johnny (@jperk1) January 4, 2014
Heartbroken to hear of the passing of Phil Everly. Everly Brothers are one of my all-time favorite groups and musical influences. #legend
— Mace Lewis (@macelewis) January 4, 2014
Rest in peace Phil Everly
You guys brought us a lot of pleasure back in the day.
— Charlie Daniels (@CharlieDaniels) January 4, 2014
Imagine the harmonies in Heaven now. RIP Phil.
— Diane Warren (@Diane_Warren) January 4, 2014
RIP Phil Everly. Thank you for some wonderful timeless music #cryingintherain
— Sarah Sinton (@sarahsinton) January 4, 2014