Hundreds Gather at Phil Everly Memorial

Jan 20, 2014

Don (right) and Phil (left) Everly in a 1958 promotional photo.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

About 200 people listened to songs and tributes at a memorial service in Powderly this past weekend for Phil Everly, who passed away January 3rd at the age of 74.  With his brother, Don, the duo had 19 Top 40 hits between 1957 and 1962. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame. 

The memorial service was held at the Merle Travis Music Center near Central City, where the pair entertained for years at a homecoming benefit.  The concerts ran from 1988 to 2001, helping raise funds for scholarships and other projects.