When Patti Everly, the widow of Phil Everly, decided to stage a musical tribute to her late husband, there was one artist she knew needed to be involved: Paul Simon. On October 29th in Nashville, Patti got her wish, and the 73-year-old singer-songwriter performed in honor of the younger Everly Brother at an intimate fundraiser in a Belle Meade house.
“Phil loved hanging out with Paul and telling their stories when they toured together,” Patti Everly told Rolling Stone, recalling how her husband reunited with his brother Don for Simon & Garfunkel’s Old Friends Tour in 2003. “And Paul loved Phil so much.”
A COPD Foundation representative estimated the event would raise $180,000 from tickets.
Paul Simon photo by Robby Klein