Phil Everly, whose harmony-driven marriage of traditional country and early rock'n'roll would influence the Beatles and generations of rock acts, died Jan. 3 at a Burbank, Calif., hospital near his home. He was 74.

The cause of death was reported as complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Subscribe to billboard biz to continue reading this article and thousands more.

Billboard.biz subscribers get:
  • 24/7 coverage of every genre and sector of the business with over 150 exclusive charts
  • Bulletin: Breaking stories, chart info and analysis sent directly to your inbox every weekday
  • Billboard Magazine iPad Edition: An enhanced version of the magazine with video, photo galleries and playable charts
  • Archives: A rich history of Billboard.biz articles and exclusive charts

Join now or Log In

Questions? Comments? Let us know: @billboardbiz

Print

Tagged