Inducted with Hall into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Releases solo debut, Phunk Shui
Co-writes hit single "Electric Blue" for Australian band Icehouse
Second No. 1 single, "Kiss on My List"
"Rich Girl" hits No. 1
"Sara Smile" reaches Billboard Top 10
Debut album as Hall and Oates, Whole Oats
His earliest exposure to rock and roll came at the age of four when he saw Bill Haley and the Comets in concert.
Inducted with Hall into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2003.
Took the "Hall & Oates" moniker from the sign designating their mailbox at an apartment in Philadelphia.
The single "She's Gone" was inspired by a woman who stood up Oates for a New Year's Eve date.
The Recording Industry Association of America named Hall & Oates the most successful duo in rock history in 1984.