Eurythmics Inducted Into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
"Music is in our blood cells, in our hearts and in the deepest parts of our souls," Lennox said, after the Eurythmics offered an assertive reunion performance. "We are grateful beyond measure to be part of this extraordinary diaspora."
Stewart, meanwhile, said he was "extremely honored and humbled to be here today, and standing next to Annie – my greatest inspiration. ... You know what Annie, after 45 years, we still rock."
Eurythmics were consistently innovative but also often misunderstood. They scored a No. 1 hit single early in their career with “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This),” but their path to success had been a long, tough one. Lennox and Stewart paired up almost a decade before "Sweet Dreams" became a hit in 1983. Working together in the punk-inspired band the Catch, they changed course quickly, morphing into the Tourists and then steering in a more pop direction.
Those formative years revealed something that became a hallmark for the duo, who tirelessly chased new sounds and styles throughout their career. Over their eight albums, Eurythmics exhibited a fearlessness when crossing and combining genres. Their love of smart and contemporary production techniques made Stewart an in-demand producer outside of Eurythmics, while Lennox pursued a successful solo career that started with the release of 1992’s Diva.