Daryl Hall (born Hohl) first met John Oates at the Adelphi Ballroom in Philadelphia in 1967 while attending Temple University. Each was heading his own musical group at the time—Hall with The Temptones and Oates with The Masters. They were there for a band competition when gunfire rang out between two rival gangs, and in trying to escape, they ran to the same service elevator. Because of their similar musical tastes and close proximity inside the elevator, they quickly became acquainted. It would take them another two years to form a musical duo, and three years after that, they had signed to Atlantic Records and released their debut album
They are best known for their six #1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Rich Girl", "Kiss on My List", "Private Eyes", "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", "Maneater", and "Out of Touch", as well as many other songs which charted in the Top 40. They last reached the pop-charts top forty in 1990 and then slowly faded from public view, though they did not formally break up. They have continued to record and tour with some success. In total, the act had thirty-four singles chart on the US Billboard Hot 100. As of 2006[update], Hall and Oates have seven RIAA platinum albums, along with six RIAA gold albums.
A greatest hits compilation was released in 2001 from Bertelsmann Music Group. The BMG collection was expanded in 2004 and reissued the following year, after BMG merged with Sony Music Entertainment. In 2003, Daryl Hall and John Oates were voted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Throughout their musical career, the duo's album and single releases have been credited in various combinations, including: Hall & Oates; Daryl Hall & John Oates; Daryl Hall and John Oates; and Daryl Hall John Oates (no "and" separating the two names).
As part of the month long celebration of the 1 year anniversary of this blog, I present to all the Hall & Oates fans all over the world, my tribute mix of their best hits all in one mix compilation.
Mixed and recorded on the fly. 100 % Original Vinyl. Enjoy!
DBX Enhanced Digital Stereo 320 kbps, 44.1 khz, 182 mb, 1:17:47
01.Everytime You Go Away
05.Wait For Me
06.One On One
08.Everything Your Heart Desires
09.All American Girls
10.Method Of Modern Love
11.I Can't Go For That
12.Say It Isn't So
13.Mano A Mano
15.Out Of Touch
16.Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid
18.Kiss On My List
21.Foolish Pride (Bonus Track Performed by Daryll Hall only)
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