Rachael Ray Stunned Over Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Oversight; Launches Campaign to Induct Daryl Hall and John Oates
Check out her petition here: http://bit.ly/2uqabU
Oct 23, 2009
Rachael Ray was shocked at a recent taping of her Emmy Award-winning daytime show with guests Daryl Hall and John Oates when she learned that the biggest-selling pop duo of all time have not been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The episode will air November 6.
Determined to right this egregious wrong, Rachael said, "Hall and Oates has my vote!" in a call to action posted on her blog, urging fans to leave comments advocating Daryl and John's induction. In fewer than 48 hours, the makeshift petition had amassed nearly 400 testimonials, plus groundswells of support on Twitter (#hallandoatespetition) and Facebook. Check out Rachael's petition and fan comments here: http://bit.ly/2uqabU
Fueling the uproar is the success of 'Do What You Want, Be What You Are: The Music of Daryl Hall and John Oates' (RCA/Legacy), the duo's first ever box set, which debuted at #89 on the Billboard chart this week - the third highest CD box set debut of 2009 behind the two Beatles sets - and #17 on the R&B chart.
Critics are effusively praising the "unsurprisingly excellent" (Washington Post Online) set, saying 'Do What You Want...' "will make fans' dreams come true (woo-ooh!)" (Entertainment Weekly). The Huffington Post declares that the "74-track assembly truly is one of the best box sets ever released."
You can also catch Daryl and John performing on A&E's 'Private Sessions' this Sunday morning, October 25.
First Call Analyst:
SOURCE: Legacy Recordings
CONTACT: Tom Cording, RCA/Legacy, +1-212-833-4448,
Web Site: http://bit.ly/2uqabU