Don Everly, of harmonizing rock 'n' roll duo the Everly Brothers, dies at 84

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(CNN)Don Everly, the past of the silken-voiced Everly Brothers euphony duo known for their harmonies, has died, according to an announcement on the group's authoritative Instagram. He was 84 years old.

Everly died Saturday.

Don and his younger brother, Phil Everly, became popular idols successful the aboriginal days of stone 'n' roll, starting successful the precocious 1950s, with chart-topping hits similar "Bye Bye Love," "All I Have to Do is Dream," and "Wake Up Little Susie."

    The brothers were called the "most important vocal duo successful rock" by Rolling Stone, arsenic they influenced the likes of euphony giants the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel and galore others.

      "As a singer, songwriter, and guitar innovator, Don Everly was 1 of the astir talented and impactful artists successful fashionable euphony history," Country Music Hall of Fame CEO Kyle Young wrote connected Twitter connected Sunday. "His power reverberates done the songs and ethereal harmonies helium conjured with his member Phil."

      Phil (left) and Don Everly successful  1962.

      "Their talent, the quality of their voices, was thing not wholly of this Earth. They were a miracle," writer and instrumentalist Bob Greene, who knew the Everlys, wrote aft Phil's death successful 2014 astatine property 74.

      The duo was among the archetypal inductees successful the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame successful 1986, and with Nashville roots and a benignant that embraced some state and rock, the Everly Brothers were inducted successful to the Country Music Hall of Fame successful 2001.

      The Everly Brothers "were 1 of the astir palmy acts successful fashionable euphony betwixt 1957 and 1962," outsold by lone Elvis Presley, Pat Boone, "and perchance Rick Nelson," the Country Music Hall of Fame said successful a bio of the two.

      The brothers besides won the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award successful 1997.

      Brian Wilson recounted the Everlys' power connected his group, the Beach Boys, different set known for its beguiling harmonies.

      "I'm bittersweet to perceive astir Don Everly passing. The Everly Brothers were a large power connected america and we learned a batch from their beauteous harmonies," Wilson tweeted. "Love & mercy to Don's family."

      Paul Simon erstwhile said that helium and his erstwhile philharmonic spouse Art Garfunkel "really learned to sing harmony by learning the Everly Brothers."

      "Don and Phil, for me, are inactive the champion of each of the duos -- amended than Artie and me, amended than John and Paul -- conscionable astonishingly great," Simon told PBS.

      Don Everly was calved successful Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, but his household soon moved to Chicago -- wherever Phil was calved -- truthful his begetter could prosecute a vocation successful music, and some his parent and father, Margaret and Ike Everly, were state and occidental singers.

      The boys sang with their parents during unrecorded shows and connected the radio, and arsenic teenagers, moved to Nashville. There, they recovered the opus that took them to No. 2 connected the popular charts -- "Bye Bye Love," written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant.

      After that, they had a apical 10 deed opus each 4 months for the adjacent fewer years.

      The Everly Brothers had a precise nationalist breakup successful 1973, erstwhile Phil near the signifier abruptly during a performance successful California. They reunited a decennary later.

        "The #EverlyBrothers were foundational architects of stone and roll," the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tweeted Sunday.

        "As a large power connected everyone from @thebeatles to the Byrds and beyond, his philharmonic interaction volition unrecorded connected forever," the tweet said.

        CNN's Todd Leopold and Mayra Cuevas contributed to this report.

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