Best Hometown Pride: Questlove's Speech for Hall & Oates
"I'm gonna list all the duos in the rock era that were more popular than Hall & Oates," Questlove said, onstage in a T-shirt emblazoned with the band's name, pausing dramatically before announcing: "OK, I'm done." In his induction speech, the Roots drummer emphasized that like him, Hall & Oates are Philly guys, influenced by and an influence on the music of the City of Brotherly Love. In their acceptance speeches, both Daryl Hall and John Oates agreed, the latter thanking his parents for moving to Pennsylvania and the former noting that his group was now the only Philadelphia act in the Hall of Fame. "I'm not saying that because I'm proud of it," he told the crowd, "I'm saying it because it's fucked up."