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15 thoughts on “R.I.P. Phil

  1. They were immensely popular with us schoolboys in the late 1950’s Troll, due in part to their manly faces, and terrific much copied hair styles.
    (just look what’s on offer today)
    It was never mentioned they were from the USA, and we all assumed the “Everlys” were home-grown.

    I don’t think they ever wrote a song that wasn’t an instant hit.

  2. no they had a great string of success and did so without scandal. The family was based in Kentucky, they toured quite a bit with Buddy Holly and bounced back and forth with Presley on the charts.

    All in all they put out just some darn good music.

  3. The Everly Brothers had a superb sound and sang songs that actually had meaning.
    I remember my big sister buying Cathy’s Clown when it first came out as a 45rpm. I think I still got it.
    Sad loss.

  4. No Bernard, the Northumbrian pipes have a smaller drone and the chanter tone has a very different sound.

  5. The Rose Connolly clip was interesting. Mick Maloney does a variety show called Celtic Appalachia. Did you know that the “billy” part of “hillbilly” stems from the Ulster Scots, loyal to William of Orange, who settled in the region?

  6. Ulster Scots, loyal to William of Orange, who settled in the region

    Wow!! talk about an identity crisis 😉

  7. Did you know that the “billy” part of “hillbilly” stems from the Ulster Scots, loyal to William of Orange, who settled in the region?

    I did and I’m English.

    Did you know the origins of the term Redneck?

    I did, and I’m not fully Scots.. (clan McMarmite)

    “Many (Scottish) Covenanters signed in their own blood and wore red pieces of cloth around their necks as distinctive insignia; hence the term Red neck, which became slang for a Scottish dissenter.

  8. Mairin

    I had heard that and did a wee bit of googling but could never come up with anything conclusive. I did always like auld Jed 😀

  9. Derogatorily the Boars called the English settlers “rednecks” because of the effect the sun had on their white skin.
    In turn the English called the Boars “slopeies” because of their receding hairlines and lack of intelligence.

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