Bye Bye Phil Everly

Submitted by WhitesCreek on January 4, 2014 - 8:25am.


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The East TN connection.

"Bye Bye Love" is a popular song written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant and published in 1957. It is best known in a debut recording by The Everly Brothers,[1] issued by Cadence Records as catalog number 1315. The song reached number 2 on the US Billboard Pop charts and number 1 on the Cash Box Best Selling Record charts. The Everly Brothers' version also enjoyed major success as a country song, reaching number 1 in the spring of 1957.[2] The Everlys' "Bye Bye Love" is ranked 210th on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Boudleaux had just passed away but Felice apparently still lived in the Gatlinburg motel I stayed at when an alternator shut me down trying to get back to SC after a long work week when we were starting Dagger (1988). The guy at the service station I made it to suggested the Rocky Top Village Inn as a cheap place for the night. "Them's good people." I had no idea it was the one Alice and Boudleaux had bought with their royalty checks until the desk guy told me I might get to meet Alice in the morning. Didn't happen. I figure it was the standard tourist spiel, but it was kinda cool anyway.

Before there was John Lennon, I wanted Phil Everly's hair. That didn't happen either.

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