Central City http://wkyufm.org en Central City Remembers Phil Everly's Musical Talents, Generosity http://wkyufm.org/post/central-city-remembers-phil-everlys-musical-talents-generosity <p></p><p>For 15 years beginning in 1988, Phil and Don Everly returned to the town of Central City, Ky. to perform an annual benefit “Homecoming” concert which, at its pinnacle, drew a crowd four-times the town’s population. &nbsp;On Saturday, hundreds of people from that same town turned out to pay tribute to Phil Everly, a day before what would have been his 75<sup>th</sup> birthday.<br /><br />The recognizable hits poured from the stage of the Merle Travis Music Center. As one performer put it – being asked to pick out an Everly Brothers song to cover was like being led into Fort Knox and being asked to select a favorite piece of gold to take with you.<br /><br />He picked "Bye Bye Love" and "Wake Up Little Susie".</p><p>Two of the Everly Brothers second cousins, Tim Giageos and David Everly performed four songs including&nbsp; "All I Have to Do is Dream" and "When Will I Be Loved."<br /><br />One of the Everly Brother’s first cousins, Diana Sue Taylor described one of the first memories of her famous relatives – when she was eight years old was escorted backstage at the Civic Center in Hammond, Indiana.<br /> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 05:20:47 +0000 Emil Moffatt 42642 at http://wkyufm.org Central City Remembers Phil Everly's Musical Talents, Generosity Muhlenberg County Holding Memorial Service for Phil Everly http://wkyufm.org/post/muhlenberg-county-holding-memorial-service-phil-everly <p></p><p>A memorial service is being held this weekend for Phil Everly near Central City, where the Everly Brothers entertained for years at a homecoming benefit.</p><p>The Central City Tourist and Convention Commission said the service will be at 2 p.m. CST Saturday at the Merle Travis Center in Powderly with music from cousins of the Everly Brothers and a tribute band.</p><p>Phil Everly died Jan. 3 at 74. With his brother, Don Everly, the duo had 19 top 40 hits between 1957 and 1962.</p><p>They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.</p><p>The Everly Brothers began the homecoming concerts in 1988 and continued through 2001 to help raise scholarship money and funds for other projects. Thu, 16 Jan 2014 16:09:29 +0000 Associated Press 42529 at http://wkyufm.org Muhlenberg County Holding Memorial Service for Phil Everly