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The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, April 7, the 98th day of 2004 with 268 to follow.
By United Press International

Songwriters Hall of Fame names inducteees

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- The National Academy of Popular Music/Songwriters Hall of Fame announced in New York Wednesday the next seven inductees.

Performers added to American Music Awards

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Pink, Evanescence, Sean Paul, 3 Doors Down and Rod Stewart have been added to the line-up of the American Music Awards.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 5-11.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Monday, April 7, the 97th day of 2003 with 268 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Percy Faith, who was born in 1908; jazz singer Billie Holiday in 1915; sitar player Ravi Shankar in 1920 (age 83); country's Bobby Bare in 1935 (age 68); Freddie Hubbard in 1938 (age 65); guitarist Mick Abrahams of Jethro Tull an
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Percy Faith, who was born in 1908; jazz singer Billie Holiday in 1915; sitar player Ravi Shankar in 1920 (age 83); country's Bobby Bare in 1935 (age 68); Freddie Hubbard in 1938 (age 65); guitarist Mick Abrahams of Jethro Tull an
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Jerry Lawson of the Persuasions, who was born in 1944 (age 59); the Pointer Sisters' Anita Pointer in 1948 (age 55); Bill Cunningham of the Box Tops, Danny Federici of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, and Patrick Simmons of the
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for January 18-24.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Blood Sweat and Tears drummer Bobby Colomby, who was born in 1944 (age 58); Peter Criss of Kiss in 1947 (age 55); and "Little" Stevie Wright of the Easybeats in 1948 (age 54); Anita Ward and Billy Bragg, both in 1957 (age 45); an
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Animals bassist Bryan "Chas" Chandler, who was born in 1938 (age 64); Sam Andrew, guitarist with Big Brother and the Holding Company, in 1941 (age 61); Rolling Stone Keith Richards in 1943 (age 59); Cars guitarist Elliot Easton i
By United Press International

Hollywood Digest

What's happening in Hollywood.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 14-20.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include famed producer and talent scout John Hammond Sr., who was born in 1910; Chad Stuart of Chad and Jeremy fame in 1943 (age 59); Commodores drummer Walter Orange and Ace Kefford, bassist with The Move, both in 1946 (age 56); ZZ Top
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 7-13.
By United Press International
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John Oates
Daryl Hall and John Oates (right) pose for the media on June 10, 2004 at the 2004 Songwriters Hall of Fame ceremonies in New York where they were inducted.. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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John William Oates (born April 7, 1949) is an American rock, R&B and soul guitarist, musician, songwriter and producer best known as half of the rock and soul duo Hall & Oates (with founder/lead vocalist/occasional instrumentalist Daryl Hall).

Though he was a primary guitarist, he also co-wrote 8 Billboard Number One songs such as: "Sara Smile" (with Daryl Hall - a song that refers to Hall's then-girlfriend, Sara Allen), "You Make My Dreams" (with Sara Allen & Daryl Hall), "She's Gone" (with Daryl Hall), "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)" (with Sara Allen & Daryl Hall), "Maneater" (with Sara Allen & Daryl Hall), "Out of Touch" (with Daryl Hall), and "Adult Education" (with Daryl Hall & Sara Allen). He also sang lead vocals and has written or co-written a few less popular singles that did not make it to the Billboard's Top 10 such as: "How Does It Feel to Be Back", "You've Lost That Loving Feeling" (which was a remake of the 1965 song performed by The Righteous Brothers, it was written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil that it peaked #12 in November 1980, and shared lead vocals with Hall) and "Possession Obsession" (with Sara Allen & Daryl Hall). In addition to his work with Hall, Oates co-wrote and sang back-up on the song "Electric Blue" by the band Icehouse which was a Billboard Top Ten hit.

Oates was born in New York City, New York. He was raised in Philadelphia's suburb of North Wales, Pennsylvania, and attended North Penn High School in suburban Philadelphia. He is married to Aimee Oates, and his son Tanner John Oates was born on June 19, 1996.

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