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Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Bonnie Raitt and other Grammy Awards participants gathered for a pre-awards concert honoring the late Phil Everly.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Bob Shane of the Kingston Trio, who was born in 1934 (age 69); Don Everly and Ray "Dr. Hook" Sawyer, both in 1937 (age 65); Kansas guitarist Rich Williams in 1950 (age 53); funkster Rick James in 1952 (age 51); guitarist Mike Cam
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C.W. McCall's "Convoy" ends six-week run at No. 1, 1976. Alabama's "Southern Star" album goes gold, 1989.
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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Fri., Feb.1) Carolyn DeZurik of the Cackle Sisters was born in 1919. Ray Sawyer of Dr. Hook was born in 1937.
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The Everly Brothers (Don and Phil, born Isaac Donald Everly, February 1, 1937, and Phillip Everly, January 19, 1939) are country-influenced rock and roll performers, known for steel-string guitar playing and close harmony singing. The brothers are the most successful U.S. rock and roll duo on the Hot 100. Their greatest period came between 1957 and 1965.

Don and Phil Everly are both guitarists and use a simple vocal harmony mostly based on parallel thirds. With this, each line can often stand on its own as a melody line. This is in contrast to classic harmony lines which, while working well alongside the melody, sound strange by themselves.

For virtually all the Everly Brothers recordings, Don sings the lower harmony part, while Phil takes the higher part. One rare exception is on "Devoted To You". Although Don is still low and Phil is high, they switch singing the lead and harmony back and forth. As well, Don almost always sings any lines that are sung solo (for example, the verses of "Bye Bye Love".) Among the very few exceptions to this rule is the Everlys' 1965 single "It's All Over", where Phil sings the song's solo lines.

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