Phil and Don released 21 studio albums, 2 live albums, 29 compilation albums and 75 singles – 11 singles hit #1 in the US.
The brothers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In 1997, they were awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, and they have a star on Hollywood Boulevard.
Singer-songwriter Paul Simon who worked with the pair on his hit Graceland said in an email the day after Phil’s death:
Phil and Don were the most beautiful sounding duo I ever heard. Both voices pristine and soulful. The Everlys were there at the crossroads of country and R&B. They witnessed and were part of the birth of rock and roll.
The Everly Brothers – Wake Up Little Susie – 1957 – video