Don also performed solo at an annual country music festival in London in mid His appearance was well received, and he was given "thunderous applause", even though critics noted that the performance was uneven.
Phil sang backup for Roy Wood 's album Mustard and two songs for Warren Zevon 's self-titled album. Phil recorded more frequently, but with no chart success until the s. The brothers' reunion concert at the Royal Albert Hall in London on September 23, , which ended their ten-year-long solo careers, was initiated by Phil and Don alongside Terry Slater, with Wingfield as musical director.
This concert was recorded for a live LP and video broadcast on cable television in mid-January The lead single, " On the Wings of a Nightingale ", written and composed by Paul McCartney , was a success Top 10 adult contemporary  and returned them to the US Hot for their last appearance and the UK charts.
Their final charting single was 's "Born Yesterday", from the album of the same name. They collaborated with other performers, mostly singing either backup vocals or duets, including additional vocals on the title track of Paul Simon 's album " Graceland ". The selection appeared on Shuman's album Set the Clock on Rock. In , the brothers recorded "Cold" for Andrew Lloyd Webber 's and Jim Steinman 's musical Whistle Down the Wind , and the recording was used in stage versions as source music.
This would be the final original recording the Everly Brothers would ever make as a duo. This was not the first time Paul Simon had performed with his heroes; in , the Everlys had sung background vocals on the title track of Simon's album Graceland. A compilation album consisting of tracks recorded between and , Country Classics , was released in Don Everly claimed in a interview with The Los Angeles Times that he had given up smoking in the late s and that Phil had stopped too but started again during their breakup and had continued until Don said that weak lungs ran in the family, as their father, Ike, had died of black lung disease.
He admitted that he had lived "a very difficult life" with his brother and that he and Phil had become estranged once again in later years, something that was mainly attributed to "their vastly different views on politics and life", with the music being the one thing they shared closely, saying, "it's almost like we could read each other's minds when we sang.
It still just shocks me that he's gone. He added that he would pick up the ashes every morning and say "good morning", while admitting that it was a peculiar ritual. Don Everly publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton for the presidential election in January of that year, citing her foreign policy experience from her tenure as Secretary of State as well as her support of education. It marked the first time Don Everly had ever publicly supported a political candidate.
Don stated that after his brother Phil's death, he felt free to express his political views more openly, noting that they held opposing political views which made it impossible for them to ever lend any active support to political candidates.
Don and Phil, both guitarists, used vocal harmony mostly based on diatonic thirds. On most recordings, Don sang the baritone part and Phil the tenor harmony.
Although Don was mainly low, and Phil was mainly high, their voices overlap in a very intricate and almost subtle fashion. Another notable example is "I'll See Your Light" It is one of the few songs in which Phil consistently has the low harmony while Don is consistently high.
Don usually sang most of the solo lines for example, the verses of "Bye Bye Love" ; among the few exceptions is the single "It's All Over", on which Phil sang the song's solo lines. In the late s, the Everly Brothers were the rock and roll youth movement's addition to close harmony vocal groups, many of which were family bands. They influenced rock groups of the s.
The Bee Gees , The Hollies , The Marmalade , and other rock and roll groups that feature harmony singing were also influenced by the Everlys. The music of the Everly Brothers influenced the Beatles , who referred to themselves as "the British Everly Brothers"  when Paul McCartney and John Lennon went hitchhiking south to win a talent competition. Keith Richards called Don Everly "one of the finest rhythm players". Paul Simon , who worked with the pair on " Graceland ", said on the day after Phil's death, "Phil and Don were the most beautiful sounding duo I ever heard.
Both voices pristine and soulful. They witnessed and were part of the birth of rock and roll. The Everly Brothers had 35 Billboard Top singles, 26 in the top They had 12 Top 40 albums between and They were introduced by Neil Young , who observed that every musical group he had ever belonged to had tried, and failed, to copy the Everly Brothers' harmonies. On July 5, , the Everlys returned to Shenandoah, Iowa, for a concert, parade, street dedication, class reunion, and other activities.
Concert fees were donated to the Everly Family Scholarship Fund, which gives scholarships to middle school and high school students in Shenandoah. In , the brothers were awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award.
Band member Alan Tarney a former member of the Shadows went on to be a producer for Cliff Richard and a-ha , the Norwegian band who, in turn, covered "Crying in the Rain" in for its fourth album, East of the Sun, West of the Moon.
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Yet the Brothers continued to intermittently hit the mark squarely -- not only with early-'60s hits like "Crying in the Rain" and "Temptation," but neglected flop singles like "Nancy's Minuet" and "You're the One I Love," as well as the hard-rocking minor hit "Gone Gone Gone" their last Top 40 single. They also showed a willingness to incorporate the hard-rocking beat of the British Invasion into their work that was not shared by any of the other major stars of the '50s.
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