Montgomery County’s Daryl Hall and John Oates, one of the most famous duos in the world of rock music, received their own star on the Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame in early September, writes Chris Epting for Ultimate Classic Rock.
Hall grew up in Pottstown, and graduated from Owen J. Roberts High School in 1965, while Oates was raised in North Wales, and graduated from North Penn High School in 1966.
The two met at Temple University. Interestingly, they first arrived in Los Angeles nearly 45 years ago in a last-ditch effort to score a recording contract. This led to more than four decades of hit music and 40 million records sold.
Oates mentioned that first trip to Los Angeles during the ceremony. Hall discussed his feelings on being included among the pantheon of the other giants in entertainment.
The pair was joined by Eurythmics co-founder Dave Stewart, the producer of Hall’s 1986 solo album Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine. Stewart said the duo influenced him after he attended one of their mid-’70s appearances in the United Kingdom.
Hall and Oates are currently in the middle of a sold-out tour that will last through most of 2016.
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