Daryl Hall & John Oateshonored withStar on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
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The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly welcomed Daryl Hall & John Oates to the Hollywood Walk of Fame with the 2,587th star on Friday. September 2, 2016, at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star in the category of Recording was dedicated at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard in front of the Musicians Institute
Helping Emcee and Hollywood Chamber President/CEO Leron Gubler to unveil the star were music executive Jerry Greenberg and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.
“We are proud to welcome Daryl Hall & John Oates to the world-famous Walk of Fame. Fans from all over the world are excited to know that these two great music influencers will be immortalized in history with a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” stated Leron Gubler, President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the famed Hollywood Walk of Fame encourages fans around the world to watch the star ceremony via the exclusive live-stream on www.walkoffame.com.
Starting out as two devoted disciples of earlier soul greats, Daryl Hall & John Oates are soul survivors in their own right. They have become such musical influences on some of today’s popular artists that the September 2006 cover of Spin Magazine’s headline read: “Why Hall and Oates are the New Velvet Underground.” Their artistic fan base includes Rob Thomas, John Mayer, Brandon Flowers of the Killers, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie and MTV’s newest hipsters Gym Class Heroes who dubbed their tour “Daryl Hall for President Tour 2007.” One of the most sampled artists today, their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap-rock fusion.
From the mid-seventies to the mid-eighties, the duo would score six No. 1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also No. 1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (also No. 1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums—’76’s Bigger Than Both of Us, ’80’s Voices, ’81’s Private Eyes, ’82’s H2O, ’83’s Rock N Soul, Part I and ’84’s Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce an additional fiveTop 10 singles, “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.”
Daryl Hall & John Oates also wrote the single “Everytime You Go Away,” which singer Paul Young scored a number-one hit with a cover of the song in 1985. That same year, Daryl and John, participated in the historic “We Are the World” session as well as closing the Live Aid show in Philadelphia.
By 1987, the R.I.A.A. recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the NUMBER ONE SELLING DUO in music history, a record they still hold today.
In 2008, the duo was honored with the Icon Award during BMI’s 56th annual Pop Awards.
In 2014, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Daryl Hall’s latest project is a multi-award-winning monthly web series, and MTV Live show, Live from Daryl’s House (www.LFDH.com). “Live from Daryl’s House” is also aired weekly on MTV Live.
John Oates released his latest solo project Good Road To Follow (PS Records / Elektra Records) on March 18, 2014. What started as a yearlong series of digital singles has culminated in a three-disc set of genre-specific EPs aptly named Route 1, Route 2, and Route 3.
Daryl Hall & John Oates are currently on tour with Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings and Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue. Check HallandOates.com for a complete list of tour dates.
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