“Bye bye love” – RIP Phil Everly

Ah! The memories of listening to Radio Luxembourg whilst preparing for O-levels in 1957 — Elvis; Buddy Holly; and the Everly Brothers.
Bye-bye Phil — you touched so many lives in that fabulous age, and gave us all so many memories that have lasted us all our lives.
Rock’n’roll wasn’t just a musical movement — it was representative of a new way of being; a new way of living — that belonged to us — the young who wanted a different future from the one apparently mapped out for them.
And we got it. (Whether what we did with it was any good or not.)
And you were one of its icons. Among others.

Martin Wheeler

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writer; artist; broadcaster; retired university academic
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