Remembering Phil Everly

The music has stopped for one of the American School’s most famous graduates.  Phil Everly died last week, leaving behind a musical legacy that includes a string of hits he recorded with his brother and fellow American School graduate Don Everly.  Between 1957 and 1962, the Everly Brothers reached the charts 34 times with hits like “Bye Bye Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “Claudette,” “Bird Dog,” “Let It Be Me,” “Cathy’s Clown” and “When Will I Be Loved”.  Rightfully so, the Everly Brothers were among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s inaugural class when they were inducted in 1986.  In some ways, the Everly Brothers served as a bridge between the legendary Buddy Holly, who was an inspiration to them, and later hitmakers such as the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Simon and Garfunkel, Linda Ronstadt and Neil Young, all Rock and Roll Hall of Famers themselves who count Don and Phil Everly among their musical mentors.  Click here for more information on the Everly Brothers’ legacy.