One half of The Everly Brothers and a good friend to Roy Orbison, Phil Everly, has passed away.
“Roy wasn’t a rock ‘n’ roller, and he wasn’t a cheesy pop artist, he was ‘The Big O.’ He had the biggest voice, and sang like nobody else. He wrote some of the best classic pop songs and was known for his motionless performances. Roy didn’t dance or move when he sang. He didn’t have to…”
– Neil Cossar, Music writer & Editor of This Day in Music
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Photo of Roy Orbison & The Everly Brothers
Don Everly, Roy Orbison and Phil Everly.
The Everly Brothers perform “LOVE HURTS”
This song can be equally claimed by Roy Orbison and The Everly Brothers. It was
written by Boudleaux and Felice Bryant for Roy Orbison. Roy Orbison had the
first hit with LOVE HURTS (it was also the B-Side of #1 hit RUNNING SCARED in
America). Both Orbison and The Everly Brothers were signed to the same
publishing company and friends of the Bryants. Technically the Everlys recorded
it shortly before Roy.