Hall and Oates have been nominated for the Class of 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Daryl Hall & John Oates is an American hit-making music duo. They are best known for their hit songs from the late 1970s to the mid 80s. The duo fused rock and roll and rhythm and blues, and dubbed their music “rock and soul.”
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Hall and Oates have had an impressive six No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: “Kiss on My List”, “Rich Girl”, “Private Eyes”, “Maneater“, “I Can’t Go for That (No Can Do)” and “Out of Touch”, as well as a string of Top 40 hits. Hall and Oates are bonafide hitmakers; 34 chart hits on the US Billboard Hot 100, six RIAA albums that went gold and seven that went platinum. Due to their chart success, they outranked The Everly Brother’s as Billboard magazine’s most successful duo of the rock era.
Other nominees for 2014 include Nirvana, Kiss, The Replacements, Peter Gabriel, Deep purple, Chic, N.W.A., LL Cool J, and Cat Stevens among others. The nominees with the most votes will be inducted at the ceremony in New York City in April.
For the second year in a row, the public will be allowed to vote with the artists and members of the music industry. For those that want to vote, simply go to RollingStone.com and vote for your favorite artists from now till December 10th. A “fan ballot” will be counted as one of more than 600 ballots and will be awarded to the top five acts for the Class of 2014.
In order to qualify for the ballot, the nominees had to have released their first album or single in 1988 (25 years ago). You may be wondering how it is that Nirvana is already nominated – has it been 25 years for them already? Yes, it has. The band released a little known cover song called “Love Buzz” by Shocking Blue in 1988 – it was their first single. Nirvana is also the only act this year to be nominated in its first year of eligibility.
Whom will you vote for? Vote for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Nominees
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