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...One of the most iconic rock and roll duos, the Everly Brothers, was comprised of Isaac Donald “Don” Everly and his brother Phillip “Phil” Everly (born in 1937 and 1939 respectively). Their father, a former coal miner, was encouraged...

Singing Families

David Horn

David Horn was a founding editor of the journal Popular Music and a founding member of IASPM (The International Association for the Study of Popular Music). He was Director of the Institute of Popular Music at the University of Liverpool from 1988 until his retirement in 2002. Together with the blues scholar Paul Oliver he first proposed the idea of EPMOW in the 1980s, and has worked on the project since that time. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A singing family is a troupe of professional or semiprof-essional musical entertainers whose members are drawn uniquely or predominantly from the same family. Their repertoire is typically dominated by group-based vocal numbers....

Duo

Dave Laing

Dave Laing is the author of several books on popular music and a former editor of Music Week. Former Research Fellow at the University of Westminster where he conducted research on the music industry. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume II : Performance and Production

Continuum, 2003

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...A duo is a musical ensemble containing only two performers. Unlike in Western classical music, in which duo formats are determined by the demands of a written score, in popular music most duo formats have taken shape in less formal ways....