With four days to go, Philadelphia's blue-eyed soul duo Hall & Oates were sixth on the fan favorites list of 16 nominees for the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning, which meant they were failing to make the cut for fan favorite in voting consideration.
(However, the former Temple students have since pulled into fifth place since Philly.com posted this story.)
The Rock Hall takes the top five fan favorites into consideration in the voting process. Those results are tallied along with the other ballots to choose the inductees to be announced Dec. 10 (Tuesday).
Hall & Oates had pulled just ahead of Peter Gabriel by lunch time. It's not clear if the voting process allows those groups falling below fifth on the list to be considered, with the Rock Hall of Fame saying only that the, "top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2014 inductees, who will be announced soon."
Also on the list: Nirvana, Linda Ronstadt, Yes, the Replacements, Link Wray, the Zombies, KISS, Cat Stevens, LL Cool J, Deep Purple, N.W.A., the Meters, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Chic.
Each year, about a half-dozen performers are inducted, after voting by "an international voting body of more than 600 artists, historians and members of the music industry" as well as fans, who can vote online, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website.
Rush, Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna Summer, Albert King, Lou Adler and Quincy Jones were enshrined for 2013.
Induction ceremonies are scheduled for April in New York, with a TV special slated for HBO in May.
Daryl Hall and John Oates, who attended Temple University together -- are known for such No. 1 hits as "Rich Girl," "Kiss on My List," "Private Eyes" and "Maneater." They’ve been called the best rock duo ever, and joined the Songwriters Hall of Fame a decade ago.
The Pottstown-born Hall graduated from Owen J. Roberts High School in Chester County, and Oates, raised in North Wales, graduated from North Penn High. Hall currently has a show on Palladia, a cable station owned by MTV. The show, Live From Daryl's House, has gained him a new generation of fans as he sings with new and up and coming artists, as well as veterans such as another area native Todd Rundgren.
To vote for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, go here.
Here are the current fan favorite tallies, in order, according to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame website (Graphic: Philly.com):