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Don Everly Of The Everly Brothers: Dead at 84

Don Everly, half of the famous Everly Brothers duo – who along with brother, Phil, released 21 studio albums – died at his home in Nashville, TN on Saturday (21.08.21). He was 84.

Announcing the passing of the remaining pop duo, the Everly Brothers’ Instagram page stated: “It is with great sadness that we regret to announce the passing of Isaac Donald Everly today. He leaves behind his wife Adela, mother Margaret, children Venetia, Stacy, Erin & Edan, grandchildren Arabella, Easan, Stirling, Eres, Lily & Esper RIP Don 2/1/37-8/21/21 #doneverly #everlybrothers (sic).”

A spokesperson for the Everly family told The Los Angeles Times: “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.”

Before signing with Warner Bros. Records in 1960, Don and his brother Phil released their very first album in 1957 . Best known for hits including ‘Bye Bye Love’, ‘All I Have to Do is Dream’ and ‘Problems,’ the Everly Brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 alongside fellow Rock N Roll icons Buddy Holly, Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. Don was also inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2019.

Don’s brother, Phil Everly, passed away in 2014 from pulmonary disease at the age of 74.

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Author Brad LeBeau

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