Shenandoah's Bill Hillman's video presentation for the Iowa Rock 'n' Roll Music Association's "Phil & Don Home Again!" Learn about The EBs' formative years in Shenandoah, their historic 1986 homecoming concert, and The Everly Brothers Childhood Home restoration project.
From the Association's Facebook page:
"We had a full house for both sessions of our "Phil & Don Home Again! Special Presentation and Exhibit" at the Clear Lake (IA) Arts Center on Saturday! Winter Dance Party attendees from across the US as well as Canada, England and Australia came out to show their support for IRRMA and the Everly Brothers Childhood Home restoration project."
Also from the association's site:
Last update on February 10, 6:29 pm by Mary.
A childhood lemonade stand, from Bill Hillman's presentation on The EBs and Shenandoah.
A video of old footage (no audio) of Shenandoah, IA in 1939, six years before the Everly family moved there from Chicago for a slower, small-town life for young Don and Phil.
Last update on February 13, 3:19 pm by Mary.
KMA Guide, December 1945. The Everly family had just moved to Shenandoah and Ike had begun his job at KMA. In December 1945 Don was 8 and Phil 6, the ages they first began singing/telling jokes as boys on KMA.
"From a radio kiddies party to radio and music stars. In the back row of this group photo featured on the KMA, Shenandoah, Iowa, magazine we see Phillip and Donald Everly... later known simply as The Everly Brothers." (In matching striped shirts!)
Green River, Kentucky.
The Green River Valley Boys: Phil, Billy Harlan, Tommy Payne, Don. 1949, most likely in Kentucky. Billy Harlan lived in Kentucky and was a childhood friend of Don and Phil from the Everly family's trips back to KY to see relatives. Plus, The EBs would go on to sing about "Green River," the Green River in Kentucky.
This last photo of Phil from the band is a new one.
Last update on March 10, 8:33 pm by Mary.
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