Hall and Oates

It still amazes me that Daryl Hall and John Oates are not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I believe this is the year that they will get in!

Hall and Oates

‘It’s a good feeling’: Hall and Oates credit fans for belated Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination


After years of fan complaints, Hall and Oates have belatedly made the list of nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Not that the duo has ever attached too much significance to the recognition.

“It’s really cool,” John Oates says in this Fuse clip. “It’s a good feeling when people think we deserve it. But most people think we’re already in it so, really, what does it matter?”

Hall and Oates join a Class of 2014 first-time nominees that also includes Yes, Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Linda Ronstadt, Kiss, the Replacements and the Zombies, among others. Good news for Hall and Oates fans: The public gets to vote, along with regular music industry insiders, for a second consecutive year.

Of course, nominees are eligible for induction if they have issued their first single or album no more recently than 1988. Hall and Oates released their debut album some 16 years before that, with 1972′s Whole Oates.

Still, there are no hard feelings from the duo, who both say they couldn’t be more grateful for a hits-packed career: “We love our fans,” Daryl Hall adds, “and we love their support. But don’t feel bad for us.”

Here is one of my favorite Hall and Oates song. From 1977, “Rich Girl“.

I really need to get a tambourine!


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