RIP Don Everly: Life Wasn’t Always Heavenly, But the Music Was Always Angelic

If Chuck Berry’s guitar and Elvis Presley’s hips propelled rock ’n’ roll off the launching pad in the middle of the 1950s, that wild and dangerous new sound was powered no less by the sweet vocal harmonies of Don and Phil Everly.

Don (left) and Phil Everly in 1957.
Fast-forward to 1986 — Phil and Don.
Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Phil and Don.

David Hinckley wrote for the New York Daily News for 35 years. Now he drives his wife crazy by randomly quoting Bob Dylan and “Casablanca.”