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An Evening with Daryl Hall & John Oates for Alumni Weekend! #GWAW14
Daryl Hall and John Oates are the NUMBER-ONE SELLING DUO in music history!
2014 is a very big year for Daryl Hall and John Oates, as they were just inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
From the mid-’70s to the mid-’80s, the duo would score six #1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also #1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do) (also #1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums. The era would also produce an additional 5 Top 10 singles: “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.”
By 1987, the R.I.A.A. recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the number-one selling duo in music history, a record they still hold today. On May 20, 2008, the duo was also honored with the Icon Award during BMI’s 56th annual Pop Awards.
Both John Oates and Daryl Hall released solo albums in 2011 to critical acclaim. Daryl Hall’s latest project is a multi-award-winning monthly web series (and Palladia TV show), Live from Daryl’s House (www.livefromdarylshouse.com). Most recently as a duo, Daryl Hall & John Oates released their first box set, Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall & John Oates.
With the fortieth anniversary of their first album, Whole Oats, 2012 finds Daryl Hall and John Oates very much at the height of their powers making their own kind of soul, with a new generation of musicians recognizing not only their historic track record of success, but also their continuing influence and achievements.
Daryl Hall & John Oates will be performing on Friday, September 19, 8pm, at the Charles E. Smith Center, during Alumni Weekend. Registration will open in mid-July.
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Return, reconnect, reminisce—it's all part of the GW Alumni Weekend experience. And remember, all Colonials, regardless of class year, and their families are welcome!