Phil Everly, R.I.P.

by John J. Miller

“Wake Up Little Susie” was #40 on our list of great conservative rock songs:

A smash hit in 1957, back when high-school social pressures were rather different from what they have become: “We fell asleep, our goose is cooked, our reputation is shot.”

Don is one of them; Phil was one of us:

“We give each other a lot of space,” Don Everly told The Times in 1999 when they played a couple of shows in the Southland. “We say hello, we sometimes have a meal together. . . . Everything is different about us, except when we sing together. I’m a liberal Democrat, he’s pretty conservative.”