Don Everly Tributed by Nancy Sinatra with Emotional Words, Throwback Photos: ‘One of the Great Gifts’

by Joe Rutland
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Singer Nancy Sinatra went on Twitter to share some thoughts and two special pictures of Don Everly after hearing of the singer’s death.

Don Everly, one-half of The Everly Brothers, died on Saturday night according to Variety at 84 years old. No cause was immediately available.

Everly is remembered fondly by Nancy Sinatra. Take a look at what she shared with the world.

The Everly Brothers had major hit songs in the 1950s including “Wake Up Little Susie,” “Bye Bye Love,” and “All I Have To Do Is Dream.” Don Everly teamed up with his brother, Phil, to provide some of country and pop music’s most enduring melodies.

Don Everly Would Have Biggest Hit With Brother Phil in 1960

Their biggest-selling single, though, happened to be “Cathy’s Clown” in 1960. Both brothers joined the U.S. Armed Forces Reserve in 1961. Times changed and they ended up getting passed by changing musical tastes.

Who, though, did The Everly Brothers influence? Reportedly, groups like The Beatles, the Beach Boys, and the duo of Simon & Garfunkel.

Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys offered his condolences also on Sunday after he received news of the death of Don Everly.

“I’m sad to hear about Don Everly passing,” Wilson posted on Twitter. “The Everly Brothers were a big influence on us and we learned a lot from their beautiful harmonies. Love & mercy to Don’s family.”

Phil Everly died in 2014 from lung disease. The Everly Brothers are in the Country Music Hall of Fame, inducted in 2001. They also were in the initial 1986 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Davies, Frampton Also Send Condolences Upon Hearing of Everly’s Death

A quick note about Nancy Sinatra for you Outsiders who may not remember her songs. Sinatra’s hits include “These Boots Are Made For Walkin'” and “Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down.” She also hosted “Nancy for Frank” on SiriusXM Satellite Radio through March 2021.

Dave Davies, the founder of the British rock group The Kinks, also shared some words about Phil Everly on Twitter.

“Very sad day,” Davies wrote. “Both of the Everlys were part of my musical life growing up. We were inspired by their wonderful records and their singing and their voices. Wake Up Little Suzie was my favorite as a kid. #RIPDonEverly #doneverly”.

Rock singer-guitarist Peter Frampton commented on The Everly Brothers’ influence on Twitter on Sunday.

“I am so sad to hear about the loss of Don Everly,” Frampton wrote. “Both Phil and Don created songs and harmonies that changed music forever. You will be together again now. RIP Don and Phil”.

Outsider sends its condolences to the family of Don Everly. The Everly Brothers’ contribution to popular music lives on forever.