Paul McCartney Remembers Phil Everly, Hints at Reunion with Ringo
Paul McCartney has posted personal remembrance about his early influence Phil Everly. The Everly Brothers co-founder passed away on Friday. In a message he said, “Phil Everly was one of my great heroes. With his brother Don, they were one of the major influences on The Beatles. When John and I first started to write songs, I was Phil and he was Don.Years later when I finally met Phil, I was completely starstruck and at the same time extremely impressed by his humility and gentleness of soul. I will always love him for giving me some of the sweetest musical memories of my life.”
In related news, Showbiz411 reports that McCartney and Ringo Starr will likely reunite on The Late Show with David Letterman to celebrate the The Beatles’ February 9, 1964 American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Letterman tapes in the Ed Sullivan Theater, where the historic performance was filmed, and plans to celebrate the Fab Four from February 3-7.
The two surviving classic Beatles will likely perform on February 7.