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Phil Everly of rock's Everly Brothers dies at 74

The Everly Brothers perform at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas in this December 1970 handout photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau on January 3, 2014. Phil Everly (L), shown with his brother Don, died of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on January 3, 2014 in Burbank, California, according to the Los Angeles Times. (REUTERS/Las Vegas News Bureau/Handout via Reuters)

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Phil Everly, whose high, close-harmony singing with his older brother Don made the Everly Brothers one of the biggest rock and country acts of the 1950s and early 1960s, died on Friday at the age of 74, the Los Angeles Times reported. Everly died in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, his wife Patti told the Times for a story on the paper's website.