Concerts by the EB's and solo

Thanks for reading through the UK Tour 2005 Colin, there is a lot to read through and lots of photos too. I do hope that eventually I will be able to find even more about this last concert which is why it intrigued me and spurred me on to find whatever I could about it. I can imagine your son doing that Colin, at least he had a go.

My son has seen LeAnn Rymes in Vegas too, this year he saw Reba McIntyre and Cher 2 nights running in Vegas and I know it was a lot of money but he also knew if he wanted to see Cher before she stopped doing concerts this may be his last chance, so price wise they bit the bullet to go. He said both artists were very good although very different.

I was hoping you would come to look at the UK tour 2005 because of the Cardiff link and I knew that you had seen them there, so thanks again Colin.
I know the other site is not popular with some but on a few occasions they sent me CDs of performances prior to the last gigs. I cannot find any of them at the moment, not sure if they were any good as I recall but I think one was in Manchester in the late 90s/early 2000s. I checked and it is of poor quality though a bit like that one in 1973 which is now for sale on Amazon
Concert in Messedamm, Berlin, Germany, Sunday 30th October 1988

Highlights : Great live renditions of Born Yesterday and Why Worry.

A Concert at the Cambridge Regal on October 22nd 1962 is listed on Billing as the Everly Brothers but this concert and one on October 15th 1962 in Hull are just two that were done by Phil on a solo tour, he completed the whole tour when Don was taken back to the US for medical attention. Joey Paige was on stage with Phil and after Phil had sung a couple of songs on his own, his good friend and band member Joey Paige joined Phil in singing the rest of the concert.

HULL Billboard October 15th 1962

Listed as Everly Brothers - it was Phil touring alone in 1962

Joey Paige on stage and singing with Phil

The full list of artists appearing were:

Everly Brothers (Phil on his own)
Frank Ifield
Ketty Lester
Dean Rogers
Terry Young Five
Vernon Girls

Compere was Norman Collier - Promoter was Arthur Howes in association with Leslie Grade.

October 1962

14 - East Ham (Granada)
15 - Hull (ABC)
16 - Stockton (Globe)
17 - Sheffield (City Hall)
18 - Lincoln (ABC)
19 - Leeds (Odeon)
20 - Newcastle (City Hall)
22 - Cambridge (Regal)
23 - Croydon (ABC)
24 - Kingston (ABC)
25 - Exeter (ABC)
26 - Plymouth (ABC)
27 - Bournemouth (Winter Gardens)
28 - Ipswich (Gaumont)
31 - Portsmouth (Guildhall)

November 1962

01 - Bristol (Colston Hall)
02 - Cheltenham (Gaumont)
03 - Cardiff (Sophia Gardens)
04 - Birmingham (Hippodrome)
07 - Huddersfield (ABC)
08 - Manchester (Apollo)
11 - Liverpool (Empire)

This photo was taken at the ABC in Exeter on October 25th 1962

Frank Ifield adds, “I loved the Everly Brothers’ records and it was so disappointing that to find that Don was ill and had gone back to the States. I wanted to see them even more than the audience. Phil did the tour on his own and it didn’t make much difference as far as the bookings were concerned but it was a great pity not to see them together. I thought I was on the tour that was going to mark their break-up. I had to encourage Phil as he was very nervous about going out there, but the audience loved him anyway. He got a thunderous round of applause when he walked out but the promoter hadn’t put up notices saying it was only Phil. It had only been in the music press so most people were still expecting to see the Everly Brothers. From what I remember, Phil sang a couple of songs on his own and then one of the guys in the band sang Don’s part so it sounded pretty much like the Everly Brothers then. Some years later when I opened in Vegas Phil was on the front row supporting me and I thought that was great, really nice of him.”

Phil travelled with the touring party as opposed to going by limousine. He enjoyed the companionship and he finished the tour at the Liverpool Empire on November 11, wholly relieved to have pulled it off. He said, “Towards the end of the tour, I was feeling quite at ease as a solo performer, but that doesn’t mean that I had any thoughts of breaking up the partnership.”

As well as Don’s health, he had his own worries. Phil told one reporter that he could be called up if the Cuban missile crisis escalated. Don, presumably, would be spared because of his health.

It was ironic that the tour should end in Liverpool as the Beatles had entered the charts with their first Parlophone single, ‘Love Me Do’, thus starting the British beat boom. The established American acts were going to find it harder to have chart hits.

Phil with Joey Paige at the 'Talk of the Town' and two ladies

Phil with school children during his time in London during this tour

Last update on September 13, 6:47 pm by Chris.
Re: 1962 European Tour of The Everly Brothers (#79)

"Don Everly had taken ill before the first performance....Phil Everly performed a number of UK shows alone before the remaining European dates were cancelled.

He told the audience who'd been very supportive that first night, 'I really do appreciate this. Wold you please give a big hand to my brother? He's not here to enjoy it.'

Phil later stated, 'Donald had not been well for a while, and we were semi-cognizant of his situation. It was just the most dreadful period I could ever imagine. There were like eight thousand different things causing it. It was just terrible.

Joey Page got me through the 1962 tour, particularly that first night at East Ham. That was my first solo on stage. I had to switch over to Don's part which I found very difficult. I sang the harmony part of "Lucille" all the way through. But there was nothing I could do - it was like the show must go on kinda silliness or put everybody out of work. But also too, I didn't know whether it was the end totally. I had no idea what the situation was. I knew we'd best continue and bring the finds in.'" (everlypedia)

Last update on September 14, 12:13 am by Gloria Solis.
Further additions to Page 1 #8. The Reunion Concert is held in such high regard by every Everly fan world wide. We all know on this site that some clips cannot be seen by everyone on site but it should not deter us from posting them here so that some members can view them or hear them if only audio. I hopefully I can find all the clips missing which should be in videos because it does cause me many problems when I go looking in there. Bear with me if it takes more than one delve into videos!! Smile

Last update on September 17, 6:03 pm by Chris.
Addition to Page 1 #8 and the above #81

News clips from the UK and from the US towards the end. Many pieces are duplicated but it is still great to have these pieces put together, we have several pieces from this already on site.
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