Daryl Hall and John Oates Get a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

2016-09-09

Story by Charles Ken

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Congratulations are in order for Daryl Hall and John Oates, who just received the 2,587th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The Philadelphia duo both spoke at the official unveiling ceremony, and a few other bigwigs chimed in to pay tribute to the guys, including Eurythmics guitarist and songwriter Dave Stewart and former Atlantic Records president Jerry Greenberg.

Hall told the audience that he was excited to get a star alongside not only all the big-named musicians Walk of Fame, but also some of the early greats of television. In addition to music, Hall hosts the TV series “Live from Daryl’s House.”

“People like Phil Silvers and Groucho Marx and Jackie Gleason,” said Hall. “These are the people I feel like, ‘Wow, I’m part of this?!'”

Hall also remember his and Oates’ audition for Atlantic Records for both Greenberg and executive Arif Mardin.

“They actually saw something that I can’t believe they saw,” Hall said.

“L.A. has a really special place in my memories,” Oates added. “And we recorded three albums out here in the mid-’70s, and it’s always been a blast to come out here.”

Stewart and Greenberg both paid tribute to the duo’s place in music history.

“They’re so steeped in their own musical history and woven into the tapestry of American culture and music that whatever they do, they sound like this unique duo that can never be replaced,” Stewart said.

To watch a video of Hall & Oates’ ceremony, head to WalkofFame.com.

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Posted by Charles Ken | Music, Rock, Rock News