Brian May Names The Band He Always Wanted To Be A Part Of
Brian May paid tribute to Don Everly of The Everly Brothers, who passed away at the age of 84. May also made his fans listen to their song ‘Bye Bye Love,’ stated his admiration, and how he wanted to be in their band as the third member.
The Everly Brothers are a duo that is known to mix American Country with Rock n Roll. They started their musical career officially in 1956 and released their hit song ‘Bye Bye Love’ only a year after. After their first hit, they didn’t stop their success and released three more hit songs ‘Wake Up Little Susie,’ ‘All I Have to Do Is Dream,’ and ‘Problems.’ The legendary rock bands of the 1960s we heavily influenced by The Everly Brothers. Among those bands were The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, and The Beach Boys.
The band continued to be a great influence until Phil Everly died in 2014. Unfortunately, another bad news came from the Everly house stating that Don Everly had also died recently, seven years after his brother. This upset their fans and many celebrities, and among those rock and roll people was Brian May. May shared two posts as a tribute to the brothers and wrote a long caption stating his love for the duo. In the caption, he mentioned that he wanted to be a part of them as a third member.
Here is what he said:
“So sad to hear that Don Everly – the elder of the two fabulous Everly Brothers – passed away. The excitement I felt when I first heard the amazing records they made in the 1950s when I was a kid has never faded away. The influence they had on me, especially with regard to how to sing harmonies, has been massive – and is evident on lots of Queen records as well as my solo recordings. I loved these guys. I always hungrily absorbed both parts that they sang on every record – and of course, I still can sing every word – every note. And I got into the habit of singing a third harmony part along with them. I wanted to be part of their group! This is my adoring tribute to these two wonderful boys, now reunited in the Next Place. I hope you’re rockin’ up there, guys. RIP Don Everly. Bri.”
The rockstar couldn’t hold himself back from posting another video playing the entire song ‘Bye Bye Love.’ In its caption, May talked about the band briefly and went back to the ‘good old days’ by listening to their first hit song and singing along.
Here is what he stated in the caption:
“Bye Bye Love – by the Everly Brothers. Folks! This is what record players used to do! Feeling very sad tonight knowing that Don Everly is no longer in the world. I had to go and find the 45 of the Everly Brothers’ first huge hit – and also find the record player I used to play it on. You maybe guessed it – my Dad made this record player – housing a Collaro model RC-456 deck which he came home with one night under his arm. He hooked it up to the amplifier he made from Government Surplus scraps – which later became my first guitar amplifier.
A very clever friend of ours – Nigel Knight – kindly recently restored this treasure to its original working order – I bet there are not many of them still operational. This device is an auto-changer It will play up to ten singles in a row – a kind of home Nike box. This record is pure genius. There are very few instruments on it, but the recording sounds as crisp and dazzling as the day it first hit the record shops. I bought it in Waldren’s in Hounslow – a magical place filled with 45 and 78 rpm singles – and 33 rpm albums. And you could go in a little sound-proof booth and listen to any record of your choice to make sure you wanted to buy it! Aaaah ! Those were the days !!! The Everly Brothers rocked the world. Bri.”
May’s fans also stated their sadness and love towards The Everly Brothers, but May’s singing along attracted their attention more. The fans stated their amazement that May can sing at a very high note and appreciated his vocal abilities. They also appreciated his tribute and stated that it was very thoughtful for May to make this big commemoration for them.