Iggy Pop pays tribute to Phil Everly, “the real deal”

January 4, 2014

Iggy and the Stooges at Dundas Square, Toronto, NXNE, 19 June 2010 - photo by Brian Banks, Music Vice, all rights reserved

Iggy Pop has posted a message in reaction to the passing of Phil Everly today, at 74.

“God bless Phil Everly. The Everlys were the real deal when it comes to American music. I saw them in the 60s at the 20 Grand in Detroit, and they seriously rocked the huge house, with just two Gibson Jumbos, and their voices. And man, did these guys have cool haircuts. I bought ‘Songs our Daddy Taught Us’ on download recently and there’s a whole life lesson in there. It’s brothers like the Everlys, that make the music scene of today worth bothering with. I am in their debt like so many others, for they have enriched my life.” — Iggy.


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5 Responses to Iggy Pop pays tribute to Phil Everly, “the real deal”

  1. […] In a testament to the brothers’ broad influence, artists from across the musical spectrum expressed their appreciation for the duo. Punk pioneer Iggy Pop issued a lengthy statement to MusicVice.com: […]

  2. rose hoover on January 4, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    so sorry for phil’s death my prayers go out to his family & friends my brother & I used to sang their songs till he past,enjoyed them & always will rose of Sevierville ,tn

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