Hundreds gather at Phil Everly memorial in Ky.

Hundreds gather at Phil Everly memorial in Ky.

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A memorial service was held for Phil Everly near Central City, where the Everly Brothers entertained for years at a homecoming benefit. Photo courtesy: www.insiderlouisville.com A memorial service was held for Phil Everly near Central City, where the Everly Brothers entertained for years at a homecoming benefit. Photo courtesy: www.insiderlouisville.com

POWDERLY, Ky. (AP) - A memorial service was held for Phil Everly near Central City, where the Everly Brothers entertained for years at a homecoming benefit.

About 200 people attended the memorial on Saturday where several acts performed songs by the duo.

Phil Everly died Jan. 3 at 74. With his brother, Don Everly, the duo had 19 top 40 hits between 1957 and 1962. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986 and are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

The Everly Brothers began the homecoming concerts in 1988 and continued through 2001 to help raise scholarship money and funds for other projects.

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