Temple Made! Hall & Oates Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Hall & Oates – You Make My Dreams Come True

Congratulations to Daryl Hall and John Oates, the renowned rock duo Hall & Oates, who will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014!

Daryl Hall (Daryl Hohl, Boyer, music education, choral music) and John Oates (Communication, Journalism) met at Temple in 1967. Although at the time each played in a different band, their similar musical interests eventually brought them together in a creative collaboration that would span more than a generation, and continues to this day. Temple University Boyer College’s solid foundation of training in choral music is clearly evident in Hall & Oates’ unique style that combines smooth soulful jazz lyricism (Philadelphia soul!) with sharp rock and roll rhythms. Since their time at Temple, Hall & Oates have recorded 21 albums, selling over 80 million copies, including 10 number one records, and over 20 top 40 hits, making them the number one selling duo in music history. In addition to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, other awards for Hall & Oates include the American Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 and the BMI Icon Award for outstanding career achievement in song writing in 2008.

Songs include:
“Sara Smile”
“She’s Gone”
“Bigger than the Both of Us”
“Rich Girl”
“Kiss on My Lips”
“You make My Dreams”
“Private Eyes”
“I Can’t Go for That”
“Maneater”
“One on One”
“Family Man”
“Say It Isn’t So”

…and many others.

“Hall & Oates.” Contemporary Musicians. Vol. 47. Detroit: Gale, 2004. Biography in Context. Web. 18 Dec. 2013.

Darryl Hall & John Oates official site.

Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. “Daryl Hall & John Oates Artist Biography.” AllMusic.com

Green, Andy. “Daryl hall Stunned by Hall and Oates’ Rock Hall of Fame Induction.” Rolling Stone. December 16, 2013.

“You Did it Philly: Hall & Oates in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.” Philadelphia Inquirer, December 17, 2013.

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  1. aharlow
    Posted December 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Thank you to Sandi Thompson for bringing this to my attention! :)

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