Bye bye love: Don Everly dies

Bye bye love: Don Everly dies


norman lebrecht

August 22, 2021

The last survivor of the close-harmony duo died yesterday at his home in Nashville, aged 84.

Obit here.


  • V. Lind says:

    Memories from childhood. They were pretty much “oldies” by the time I was exploring pop (Beatles, Stones, DC5, and the rest of the British Invasion) but I always appreciated great harmony, and these guys were great.


    • Nightowl says:

      The “oldies” are great and comforting music to listen too.

      It is the kind of stuff that I am introducing now to my 5 year old son.
      He absolutely loves, The Chordettes “lollipop”

      (Actually, I grew up in the Green Day, Snoop Dogg era though)

    • Henry williams says:

      To see them live was an experience.
      They opened with the song Kentucky.

  • henry williams says:

    I saw him solo. and with his brother when they got back together. when they sang
    I have never heard such amazing harmony

  • nonbarihunk says:

    I adore these guys. Fabulous music.
    Hope thy can make up their differences together in the afterlife. RIP.

  • PaulD says:

    Ah, sad. When I was young teen, listening to the Beatles, I thought of the Everly Brothers as an oldies act and, therefore, not interesting. My loss, I realized as I got older. They were outstanding.

    Now they are Gone, Gone, Gone.

  • Julian Lloyd Webber says:

    Boudleaux Bryant who wrote many of their hits (and who played violin in the Nashville Symphony) said it was like writing for two Stradivarius.

  • Also I grew up to their music, and tried to emulate them in my teens. They really were among the best
    But did anyone read the obit?
    Don died, aged 84, survived by….his Mother!! WOW!!

  • Anonymous Bosch says:

    “The last survivor of a duo”? How we mourn all those we lost before him!

  • Sue Sonata Form says:

    Bye bye, love.