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All Access Pass: Follow the 2014 Induction Ceremony Live

Wednesday, April 9: 9:30 a.m.
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You can follow all the action this Thursday, April 10 as we celebrate the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2014. Participate in the conversation by using #rockhall2014.

The Rock Hall will be posting news, quotes, videos and photos live from the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction. Gain access to the backstage and see photos of the Inductees and other special guests.

Follow the Rock Hall to gain access and join the conversation:

  

Particpate in the conversation by using #rockhall2014.

The 2014 Inductees are:

Performer Category:
Peter Gabriel
Hall and Oates
KISS  
Nirvana
Linda Ronstadt
Cat Stevens

Ahmet Ertegun Awards:
Brian Epstein
Andrew Loog Oldham  

The Award for Musical Excellence:
The E Street Band

Special guests this year include: Chris Martin, Glenn Frey, Michael Stipe, Questlove, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Asher, Carrie Underwood, Emmylou Harris, Tom Morello and Sheryl Crow.

The 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday, April 10 and premiere on HBO on Saturday, May 31 at 9pm ET/PT.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio, will open a special exhibit ...


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2014 Hall of Fame Inductions: 5 Essential Daryl Hall & John Oates Songs

Wednesday, April 9: 8:45 a.m.
Posted by Rock Hall

Daryl Hall and John Oates created an original mix of soul and rock that made them the most successful pop duo in history. As songwriters, singers and producers, they embraced the pop mainstream, bringing passion and creativity back to the 3-minute single. Over the course of their career, they have recorded six Number One hits and put 34 songs in the Billboard Top 100.

Deeply rooted in lush Philly soul, Hall and Oates mixed smooth vocal harmonies and the romantic vulnerability of soul with edgy hard rock and new wave riffs to create some of the finest pop music of the 1980s. They teamed up in the early 1970s in Philadelphia, and landed a deal with Atlantic. On their first three albums, they searched for the right style for their talents as they experimented with soul, folk and hard rock.

After their subsequent string of hits in the 1970s, including "She's Gone"and "Rich Girl", they were energized by new wave and dance music. The result was an incredible run of original songs that topped the pop and R&B charts throughout the 1980s. Combining the best of both rock and R&B, Hall and Oates set the stage ...


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