Everly Brothers Tribute Set for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Rodney Crowell to serve as musical director for the October event saluting the legendary siblings

The Everly Brothers perform on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' in 1957
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July 16, 2014 11:50 AM ET

Legendary pop-country duo the Everly Brothers will be celebrated with a tribute concert at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this fall. The October 25th event at PlayhouseSquare's State Theatre in Cleveland will include an appearance from surviving member Don Everly, according to Billboard.

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The duo's Phil Everly died in January from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 74. In a statement, older brother Don said he wishes "Phil were here to share this honor." He also expressed his thanks to the Hall of Fame and the duo's fans worldwide "for keeping the Everly Brothers alive."

Singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell will serve as musical director for the concert, which will take place during the Hall's 19th annual Music Masters series. Performers for the event will be revealed at a later date.

The Everlys, whose pop-country crossover hits included "Wake Up Little Susie," "Bye Bye Love" and "All I Have to Do Is Dream," were among the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's inaugural list of performers elected in 1986. In 2001, they were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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