Having performed at the Surf Ballroom in the 1950s, Phil and Don Everly (The Everly Brothers) took center stage once again in Clear Lake, Iowa last month as part of the Surf Ballroom's Winter Dance Party program. The special exhibit and presentation Phil & Don Home Again! was held at the Clear Lake Arts Center on February 2nd, one day after surviving brother Don's 80th birthday.
Appropriately titled after the book by Jerry Spies, Phil & Don Home Again! addressed the brothers' formative years in Shenandoah, Iowa and their historic 1986 homecoming concert. An update was also given on the current effort to restore their childhood home. Restaurateur and preservationist Bill Hillman, a man synonymous with Shenandoah's heritage, was the presenter.