It turns out that Sharon Osbourne, the wife of heavy metal star Ozzy Osbourne, was also a huge fan of the Everly Brothers.
Sharon Osbourne, the former daytime talk-show host, was born in 1952. That’s around the exact same time that the Everly Brothers — Don and his younger brother, Phil — became idols in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll. They had chart-topping hit songs like “Bye Bye Love,” “All I Have to Do Is Dream,” and “Wake Up Little Susie.”
Unfortunately, Don Everly passed away at his home in Nashville, Tennessee on Saturday. He was 84. His attorney and family spokesperson Linda Edell Howard was the one who confirmed the news. Don’s brother, Phil, passed away back in January of 2014 at the age of 74.
As a result of Don Everly’s recent passing, however, Sharon Osbourne took to social media to share a touching tribute to the musician. Take a look down below:
“This is how I spent my childhood, my father produced this show,” Osbourne captions her post. “I can still remember to this day sitting in the audience watching The Everly Brothers and The Rolling Stones perform. Rest in Peace #doneverly #charliewatts Your legendary music will live on.”
Sharon Osbourne Followers Comment on Don Everly’s Death
Evidently, Sharon Osbourne fans were also fans of the Everly Brothers, just like she was. She had many people commenting on her moving post in honor of the late rock stars.
“The Everly brothers have always been my favorite!!!!!” one proud fan replied. “I love them and know they are in Rock n Roll Heaven together.”
“What great memories you must have. We have lost one of our greats!”
One fan even took that a step further saying, “We are losing TOO many GREAT ARTISTS!”
And let’s make no mistake about it — the Everly Brothers were great artists. Their unique style and harmonies went on to inspire other similar duos, such as Simon and Garfunkel.
However, after performing together for decades, Don and Phil reached a boiling point that led to an infamous on-stage scene in 1973. Phil Everly wound up smashing a guitar and left his brother Don on stage by himself.
But the two reunited for a concert in London back in 1989 with the help of a close friend. That would be British guitarist Albert Lee. From there, the two brothers continued to stay active until 2006. And rightfully so, the Everly Brothers were part of the first class of inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.