ET FIRST: Bono Remembers Phil Everly


Before his passing last week, Phil Everly of The Everly Brothers influenced many musicians, from Elvis Presley to The Beatles. U2's Bono revealed the impact that Everly made on his life in speaking with ET on the red carpet of the Palm Springs International Film Festival.

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"You can't avoid those harmonies, if you're a musician," said Bono, who received the festival's Sonny Bono Visionary Award along with his band U2. "One of my prized possessions is an Everly guitar -- beautiful guitar made by Gibson."

Everly died on Friday following complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 74.

The late musician and his brother Don formed one of the most influential vocal duos of the 20th century with hits such as Wake Up Little Susie, Bye Bye Love, Cathy's Clown, When Will I Be Loved and All I Have to Do is Dream.