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February 14, 1986 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
During a recent rehearsal for Chapman College's "30 Years of Rock and Roll" revue, the young singer chosen to portray Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers announced that the wardrobe for his character was wrong and then volunteered to supply his own outfit. But this was no case of an overinflated ego. "I said, 'Look, I'll bring the original suits to you. They're not quite like that,' " said Jason Everly, whose father and uncle are the Everly Brothers.
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January 25, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The Americana Music Assn.'s annual Grammy eve show at the Troubadour has rapidly turned into a must-see event for roots-music aficionados. This year's concert tonight quickly sold out and took on an added emotional dimension as it was quickly framed as a tribute to the Everly Brothers, particularly Phil Everly, who died on Jan. 3 at 74 . Some of those scheduled to venture out to West Hollywood to take part are Bonnie Raitt, Rodney Crowell (who...
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January 25, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
The Americana Music Assn.'s annual Grammy eve show at the Troubadour has rapidly turned into a must-see event for roots-music aficionados. This year's concert tonight quickly sold out and took on an added emotional dimension as it was quickly framed as a tribute to the Everly Brothers, particularly Phil Everly, who died on Jan. 3 at 74 . Some of those scheduled to venture out to West Hollywood to take part are Bonnie Raitt, Rodney Crowell (who...
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January 10, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Paul McCartney took to his website and Facebook page to share his feelings about the death last week of Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, the duo whose vocal harmonies exerted a profound impact on the Beatles and countless others who followed in their wake. "Phil Everly was one of my great heroes,” the former Beatle wrote. “With his brother Don, they were one of the major influences on the Beatles. When John and I first started to write songs, I was Phil and he was Don. " Biographer Mark Lewisohn, in his new book “Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1,” quotes McCartney's reaction upon hearing the Everlys sing “All I Have to Do Is Dream” in 1958, when he, John Lennon and newly recruited guitarist George Harrison were still teenagers: “When we first heard it, it blew us away.” PHOTOS: The Everly Brothers through the years "Years later when I finally met Phil,” McCartney said, “I was completely starstruck and at the same time extremely impressed by his humility and gentleness of soul.” Shortly after the Everlys reunited in 1983 with a celebrated concert at Royal Albert Hall in London, McCartney wrote the song “On the Wings of a Nightingale” for his boyhood heroes, and it became the lead-off track and hit single from their “EB '84,” their first studio album in more than a decade.
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January 4, 2014 | Randy Lewis
Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, their exquisite harmonies profoundly influencing the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and countless younger-generation rock, folk and country singers, has died. He was 74. Everly died Friday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Patti Everly, told The Times. "We are absolutely heartbroken," she said, noting that the disease was the result of a lifetime of cigarette smoking.
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January 3, 2014 | By Randy Lewis, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, their exquisite harmonies profoundly influencing the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and countless younger-generation rock, folk and country singers, died Friday in Burbank of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Patti Everly, told The Times. He was 74. “We are absolutely heartbroken,” she said, noting that the disease was the result of a lifetime of cigarette smoking.
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January 10, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Paul McCartney took to his website and Facebook page to share his feelings about the death last week of Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, the duo whose vocal harmonies exerted a profound impact on the Beatles and countless others who followed in their wake. "Phil Everly was one of my great heroes,” the former Beatle wrote. “With his brother Don, they were one of the major influences on the Beatles. When John and I first started to write songs, I was Phil and he was Don. " Biographer Mark Lewisohn, in his new book “Tune In: The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1,” quotes McCartney's reaction upon hearing the Everlys sing “All I Have to Do Is Dream” in 1958, when he, John Lennon and newly recruited guitarist George Harrison were still teenagers: “When we first heard it, it blew us away.” PHOTOS: The Everly Brothers through the years "Years later when I finally met Phil,” McCartney said, “I was completely starstruck and at the same time extremely impressed by his humility and gentleness of soul.” Shortly after the Everlys reunited in 1983 with a celebrated concert at Royal Albert Hall in London, McCartney wrote the song “On the Wings of a Nightingale” for his boyhood heroes, and it became the lead-off track and hit single from their “EB '84,” their first studio album in more than a decade.
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January 6, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Responding to the death Friday of Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, many of the world's most respected rock and country vocalists expressed their sorrow over the loss. As these artists discussed the influence the Everlys had on their own music, two common themes emerged: the ambition one day to be able to sing like an Everly; then for those who achieved any degree of success, the hope at some point to sing with an Everly. “My mom always called me her little Everly,” country musician Vince Gill told The Times in explaining how much it meant later when he met Phil.
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January 4, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Love hurts, and few American pop singers have conveyed the teenage depths of that despair as well as Phil Everly, who died Friday at age 74. Teamed with his older sibling Don as the Everly Brothers, Phil's tenor injected the pair's repertoire -- among the best known are "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream" -- with quivering harmony, embodying the roller-coaster confusion of young desire.  The pair,...
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June 1, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Phil Jackson has been away from the NBA for a year already. Hard to believe -- maybe because he really hasn't gone away. Sure, he's no longer the coach of the Lakers or the Bulls ... or any other NBA team for that matter. He's not associated with any organization at this point, and seems to be keeping busy as a corporate spokesperson in various commercials. But it's Jackson's name that hasn't gone way. Pretty much every time there's an opening on a team, or even when there really is no opening but just some wishful thinking, Jackson's name pops up -- at least on blogs, talk radio, etc. The latest rumor, reported Thursday by the Orlando Sentinel, involved Jackson showing interest in but then backing out of joining the front office of the Orlando Magic.
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January 6, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
Responding to the death Friday of Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, many of the world's most respected rock and country vocalists expressed their sorrow over the loss. As these artists discussed the influence the Everlys had on their own music, two common themes emerged: the ambition one day to be able to sing like an Everly; then for those who achieved any degree of success, the hope at some point to sing with an Everly. “My mom always called me her little Everly,” country musician Vince Gill told The Times in explaining how much it meant later when he met Phil.
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January 4, 2014 | Randy Lewis
Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, their exquisite harmonies profoundly influencing the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and countless younger-generation rock, folk and country singers, has died. He was 74. Everly died Friday at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Patti Everly, told The Times. "We are absolutely heartbroken," she said, noting that the disease was the result of a lifetime of cigarette smoking.
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January 4, 2014 | By Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times Pop Music Critic
Love hurts, and few American pop singers have conveyed the teenage depths of that despair as well as Phil Everly, who died Friday at age 74. Teamed with his older sibling Don as the Everly Brothers, Phil's tenor injected the pair's repertoire -- among the best known are "Bye Bye Love," "Wake Up Little Susie" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream" -- with quivering harmony, embodying the roller-coaster confusion of young desire.  The pair,...
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January 3, 2014 | By Randy Lewis, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, their exquisite harmonies profoundly influencing the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and countless younger-generation rock, folk and country singers, died Friday in Burbank of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife, Patti Everly, told The Times. He was 74. “We are absolutely heartbroken,” she said, noting that the disease was the result of a lifetime of cigarette smoking.
SPORTS
June 1, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
Phil Jackson has been away from the NBA for a year already. Hard to believe -- maybe because he really hasn't gone away. Sure, he's no longer the coach of the Lakers or the Bulls ... or any other NBA team for that matter. He's not associated with any organization at this point, and seems to be keeping busy as a corporate spokesperson in various commercials. But it's Jackson's name that hasn't gone way. Pretty much every time there's an opening on a team, or even when there really is no opening but just some wishful thinking, Jackson's name pops up -- at least on blogs, talk radio, etc. The latest rumor, reported Thursday by the Orlando Sentinel, involved Jackson showing interest in but then backing out of joining the front office of the Orlando Magic.
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August 10, 1994 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Over the last 25 years, Phil Collins has undergone one of the odder transformations in pop music. He began his music career drumming with Genesis, when that band was led by Peter Gabriel and was considered one of the headier British art-rock outfits. He's become a mega-successful mainstream crooner. With more than 35 million records sold and a half-dozen Grammys collected for his solo work, Collins doesn't have many pop summits left to conquer.
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August 10, 1994 | CHUCK CRISAFULLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Over the last 25 years, Phil Collins has undergone one of the odder transformations in pop music. He began his music career drumming with Genesis, when that band was led by Peter Gabriel and was considered one of the headier British art-rock outfits. He's become a mega-successful mainstream crooner. With more than 35 million records sold and a half-dozen Grammys collected for his solo work, Collins doesn't have many pop summits left to conquer.
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April 3, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
“We had a very difficult life together, we did,” the 77-year-old Don Everly said of the fractured relationship with his younger brother, Phil Everly, with whom he was part of arguably the most successful and influential vocal duo in the history of rock music as the Everly Brothers. Speaking for what he said was the first time since Phil's death at 74 on Jan. 3 , Don said, “I always assumed I would go first, because I was the oldest. It was a shock to find out he was so ill.” In recent years Phil had battled chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, the condition that was listed as the cause of his death.
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February 14, 1986 | RANDY LEWIS, Times Staff Writer
During a recent rehearsal for Chapman College's "30 Years of Rock and Roll" revue, the young singer chosen to portray Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers announced that the wardrobe for his character was wrong and then volunteered to supply his own outfit. But this was no case of an overinflated ego. "I said, 'Look, I'll bring the original suits to you. They're not quite like that,' " said Jason Everly, whose father and uncle are the Everly Brothers.
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