Being one-half of a celebrated pop duo taking up residence in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earns you a special birthday shout-out — so happy birthday, John Oates!
Today, Oates celebrates his 70th birthday. In a few months, he and Daryl Hall will hit the road once again for a summer tour with Train on an outing that is sure to be as crowd-pleasing as they get.
To hype the tour, they actually recorded a new song together, “Philly Forget Me Not,” which pays homage to their musical heroes and is really just an extremely fun jam:
Oates also recently sat with Rock Cellar’s Ken Sharp at the world famous Troubadour in Hollywood for one of our RockCellarTV installments — about Hall and Oates’ work, of course, but also a lot of discussion of his new solo album, Arkansas:
Oates has always been kind to Rock Cellar, spending time chatting with us time and time again — so from us to you, John, happy birthday! Have a great tour this summer.
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