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John Oates

'Rich Girl' Was a Dude

2/21/2014 8:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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John Oates dropped a BOMBSHELL on us in Nashville Thursday night.  The Hall and Oates iconic 1977 hit, "Rich Girl" ... is about A GUY!

Oates said the song was written by Daryl Hall ... about a guy who used to date Sara Allen -- Hall's GF at the time.  Oates said the dude was a spoiled fast food heir who was a "burn out."

We did some digging ... the guy's name is Victor Walker.  His dad owned The Walker Bros. Original Pancake House in Chicago.  He also owned 15 KFC franchises.

Oates says Hall was smart enough to know ... "Rich Guy" wouldn't fly.

Song has a whole new meaning ... right?

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crissyred    

old news

181 days ago
32.

Dean wormer    

I guess the same thing goes for Maneater.

181 days ago
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Champagne Jayne    

Kriss Angel is sure aging badly.

180 days ago
34.

Dave    

Way to wreck my favorite Hall & Oates song, Harvey. Everything is your fault.

180 days ago
35.

Gail    

I always thought both Hall and Oates were gay, no?

180 days ago
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Jen    

Lol! A lot of people at the time thought it was about Patty Hearst-I guess they were way off!

154 days ago
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