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  1. Mark Gilligan
    January 6, 2014 @ 5:14 pm

    HiYa BP,
    I just filled up for the 100th time the past few days and now again after reading your tribute. Back in ’84 I got my first pay check & brought my ma & da to that RDS. And what a show as a young 17yr old Dubliner I never heard of Albert Lee or a Philip Donnelly ….. Like your gramophone, my ma & da had one and a handful of 45s. every week as a child I compiled my top 10 which was either Little sister by Elvis or The Beatles From Me to You grappin my no 1 spot. But no. 3 was permanently So sad )to watch good love go bad the b-side of Lucile. Like yourself BP that changed my life to swamp myself in a life of rock n’roll. R.I.P. Phil Everly and thank you for reminding me of some of my top 10 memories.

    I just had to share this you BP, hope you don’t mind


  2. Peter Bardon
    January 14, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

    I had the pleasure of driving The Everly Brothers on their Irish tour of 1966 and was present at four shows. ROMANOS ballroom in Belfast on the Friday night (journalist Sam Smyth was the manager there), Arcadia Bray on the Saturday and on the Sunday a double header in Ennis and Galway.
    Every show was magic. Everywhere they went their hit song “EBONY EYES” was requested. It was about a plane crash and they never sang it.
    On the way to Ennis they asked if we could go to Bunratty Castle where there was a medieval banquet and at the request of the mainly American tourist’s there they performed two songs before heading off to Ennis. Wonderful memories. Peter

  3. admin
    January 15, 2014 @ 11:31 am

    Beautiful, Peter. Thank you very much for sharing your Everly stories. Amazing about them singing in Bunratty Castle! The Everly Brothers were magic.

  4. Paul Oreilly
    March 3, 2014 @ 11:05 pm

    Hi BP–long time fan of yours.I saw Everlys in Albert Hall and RDS. my fav.”band” ever. Simply magic. love all from Ebony eyes to The Price of Love! We will never see their likes again–they were unique and they touched my soul. Paul OReilly

  5. admin
    March 3, 2014 @ 11:45 pm

    Yes, Don & Phil together was magical. Just thinking… some of us of a certain dotage, good Lord we were so blessed to see some amazing groups, some amazing artists. And on we choogle…

  6. Martial F. Bekkers
    May 15, 2014 @ 3:05 pm

    Great article this, BP Fallon.
    For readers who are interested we have a Facebook group called
    Everly Brothers International’s EverlyNet
    We’d like to invite you to have a look there or on our WebSite.
    Thank you so very much.