The Everly Brothers: Growing Apart
Philip Norman, Sunday Times, 1972
PHIL IS THE fastidious one. Don was happy to stay at another motel with a northern draught sweeping its gallery and cows grazing round the back. Phil preferred the formality of a private hotel 10 miles off, hung with barometers and gongs; and so separate cars were necessary each night to secure the union of their voices. Phil said, not altogether playfully, "You're witnessing the end of one of the greatest sibling rivalries of the 20th century."
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