Native Sons Hall & Oates To Be Inducted Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Area natives Daryl Hall and John Oates will formally be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

The most successful duo of the rock ‘n’ roll era — including six gold-selling No. 1 singles and 29 hits overall on Billboard’s Top 40 chart between 1976 and 1990 — Hall & Oates will be part of the hall’s Class of 2014 performer inductees, which include Nirvana, Peter Gabriel, Kiss, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, and The E Street Band.

Hall & Oates are expected to be among the inductees performing during the ceremony, which will be broadcast May 31 on HBO.

When asked if he could offer any hints as to what songs Hall & Oates would play, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum President and CEO Greg Harris said he expected the duo to cover their major hits while representing each era of their career.

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40th Anniversary Of Hall & Oates’ ‘Abandoned Luncheonette’

There was a time in the mid to late-1970s when fans and curiosity seekers would search out a dilapidated diner that sat in a wooded area just off Route 724 in Kenilworth.

Souvenir hunters eventually picked apart the already long-ignored structure, which at one time had been the Rosedale Diner in Pottstown.

Daryl Hall still has some pieces of the old diner.

“Fans came from all over the world. And unfortunately for the guy who owned it, they basically destroyed it, they ripped it apart tile by tile, piece by piece,” said Hall.

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Hall, Oates And Rachel Ray

This is some cool news about OJR graduate Daryl Hall and his long time partner John Oates.  Seems like Rachel Ray loves her some Hall and Oates too.  Nice write up and tons of comments supporting their entry into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.  They will be Rachel’s guests on her show Nov. 6th!  Tune in!