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1986 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers

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  • Year:
    1986
  • Inducted by:
    Neil Young (Buffalo Springfield)
  • Category:
    Performers

Hall of Fame Essay

1986

Michael Hill

In The Everly Brothers’ Rock and Roll Odyssey, a video documentary made around the time of the duo’s London reunion concert in 1983 — ten years af­ter their breakup on a Southern California stage — Don and Phil narrate their own story. 

They still seem a little in awe of their vocal talent, looking upon it as a sort of genetic gift. The modesty lends them an ingen­uous quality that belies their years. 

The sons of a traveling country-and-western team, Ike and Margaret Everly, the brothers first performed with their family on the road and on the radio. Then, as angelic-look­ing teenagers, they transformed the sounds of their Kentucky country roots into a bittersweet form of rock and roll.

1986 Inductees The Everly Brothers

We used to listen to the records over and over

Neil Young

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