Don and Phil Everly were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the first class of inductees in 1986

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CLEVELAND -- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum announced today it will honor rock 'n' roll pioneers the Everly Brothers during the 19th annual Music Masters series in October.

Don and Phil Everly were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the first class of inductees in 1986.

Phil Everly died in January, shortly before his 75th birthday.

"I'm honored and proud as I know Phil would be for the recognition being given to the Everly Brothers," Don Everly said. "I'd like to thank the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and fans for keeping the Everly Brothers alive and accept with great appreciation this special celebration. I wish Phil were here to share this honor with me. It has cost many tears and taken many miles and several decades to arrive at this point."

Two-time Grammy Award winner Rodney Crowell will serve as musical director for the tribute concert, which will take place Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. at Playhouse Square's State Theatre.

Tribute concert artists will be announced at a later date.

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