Hall & Oates | Artist

Hall & Oates | Artist

Tags: Era_1970s, Gender_Male, Genre_Pop_Rock, Genre_Soul, Origin_USA, Type_Artist

Daryl Hall & John Oates, aka Hall & Oates, are an American pop rock duo formed 1970 in Philadelphia, PA. Daryl Hall is generally the lead vocalist and John Oates primarily plays electric guitar and provides backing vocals. They achieved their greatest fame from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s with their style of blue-eyed soul with touches of rock and roll. They are best known for their six No. 1 hits "Rich Girl", "Kiss on my List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)", "Maneater", "Out of Touch" and "She's Gone". Hall and Oates have sold an estimated 40 million records, making them the best selling music duo in history. Many critics regard H&O's second album, the Arif Mardin produced 1973 release Abandoned Luncheonette, to be their best work. This was followed up by the more experimental Tod Rundgren produced War Babies which, like the previous two albums, was commercially unsuccessful. Switching from Atlantic Records to RCA and handling their own production and arrangements, their fourth album Darry Hall & John Oates finally yielded their first top ten hit "Sara Smile". From that point the hit singles just kept coming, however their albums were mostly inconsistent. The duo has released 18 studio albums, standouts include Abandoned Luncheonette, War Babies, Daryl Hall & John Oates and Private Eyes. The 1983 compilation of early material Rock 'N Soul Part 1, is also recommended. Hall and Oates both have released solo works, with the most notable being Daryl Hall's excellent 1996 album Can't Stop Dreaming.

Artist Website: hallandoates.com

Featured Albums: Hall & Oates

Related Artists: Todd Rundgren, Daryl Hall

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