Obituary: Phil Everly

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Today a major figure in rock history has died: Phil Everly, 74, half of the popular rockabilly-rock duo the Everly Brothers, has died. According to his wife, Patti, Phil died of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a disease that was a result of many years of smoking. He had been ill for quite a while.It's impossible to overstate how important the Everly Brothers were and are to popular music. . . .

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