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Bonnie Raitt, T Bone Burnett honor Everly Brothers with pre-Grammys performance

Bonnie Raitt, T Bone Burnett honor Everly Brothers with pre-Grammys performance

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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Phil Everly of Everly Brothers rock duo dies at 74

Phil Everly of Everly Brothers rock duo dies at 74

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Phil Everly, the younger half of the Everly Brothers, died Friday in California of lung disease brought on by a lifetime cigarette habit, his wife said.

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Vince Gill gets 'creative' on new box set

NASHVILLE, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- A creative surge left Nashville stalwart Vince Gill with enough new songs to fill four CDs.

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Today is Thursday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2006 with 346 to follow.
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Today is Wednesday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2005 with 346 to follow.
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Today is Monday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2004 with 347 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, Jan. 19, the 19th day of 2003 with 346 to follow.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Phil Everly, one-half of the Everly Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 64); Janis Joplin in 1943; Shelley Fabares in 1944 (age 59); Rod Evans of Deep Purple in 1945 (age 58); Dolly Parton in 1946 (age 57); Hot Chocolate guitaris
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Country Music News

Walter Bailes born in North Charleston, W.Va., 1920. Steve Earle born in Fort Monroe, Va., 1955.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 18-24.
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The Everly Brothers (Don Everly, born Isaac Donald Everly February 1, 1937, Brownie, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, Phil Everly, born Phillip Everly, January 19, 1939, Chicago, Illinois) are brothers and top-selling country-influenced rock and roll performers, known for steel-string guitar playing and close harmony singing. The Everlys are the most successful U.S. rock and roll duo on the Hot 100. Their greatest period came between 1957 and 1964.

The brothers 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. One example of their close-harmony is "Devoted to You".

The duo's harmony singing had a strong influence on rock and roll groups of the 1960s. The Beatles, The Beach Boys, and Simon and Garfunkel developed their early singing style by performing Everly covers. The Beatles based the vocal arrangement of "Please Please Me" upon "Cathy's Clown."

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