It’s been often noted that the Beatles were greatly influenced by the vocal harmonies of the Everly Brothers.
As one half of the band was sadly lost last week with the passing of Phil Everly, Sir Paul McCartney has taken to his official website to pay tribute the late musical icon.
In a post titled “Paul Remembers Musician Phil Everly,” Paul writes:
"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."
Phil Everly passed away on Friday, January 3 from complications caused by pulmonary disease. He was 74-years-old.