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'Icon' award for Hall and Oates

Daryl Hall and John Oates
The pair have performed together for more than 40 years

Pop duo Daryl Hall and John Oates are to be named "icons" at the BMI pop music awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

The pair, who had a string of hits including I Can't Go For That, will be honoured with a musical tribute before collecting their award on 20 May.

Honours for best pop song and songwriter of the year will also be given out at the event held by the performing rights organisation.

In 2003, Hall and Oates were inducted into the songwriters' Hall of Fame.

Most successful duo

The pair first met in 1967 when they both had their own groups, and scored their first top 10 hit in 1976.

During their heyday in the 1970s and early 1980s, they scored a string of US chart toppers including Rich Girl.

In 1983, the Recording Industry Association of America declared them to be the most successful duo in the history of US music.

BMI - Broadcast Music Incorporated - holds a number of awards ceremonies every year.

The pop awards honour the writers of the most performed songs of the past year.

In 2007 the Bee Gees were named musical icons, while a ceremony is also held in London to recognise British artists.


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