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September 14, 1993 | by Mark de la Vina, Daily News Staff Writer
For a couple of decades, one of the coolest anecdotes in Philadelphia pop music lore had The Temptations dragging a teen-age Daryl Hall and his group, The Temptones, down to South Street to pick up magenta sharkskin suits at Krass Brothers. Born Daryl Franklin Hohl in Pottstown, the lanky towhead knew from witnessing numerous R&B shows at the Uptown Theater that any self-respecting vocal act was nothing without natty attire. Now Hall wants to set the record straight. "It was actually a purple mohair suit," Hall said.
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March 10, 2003 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Hall and Oates threw a festive stone soul picnic at the Tower Theater on Saturday night. And they provisioned it with the most surprising ingredients. The opening number was "Family Man," an obscure song from 1982's H2O LP. It was a clear indication that this performance wasn't going to be a standard salvo of the Philly-bred duo's greatest hits. Instead, they hopscotched through their legacy, setting out a garage sale of B-sides and forgotten tunes. If nothing else, the unusual set showcased the enormous range and variety of their catalog, from the Mink DeVille-like tango of "How Does It Feel to Be Back" from 1980's Voices to the Stylistics' soul of "Starting All Over Again" from 1990's Change of Season.
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March 16, 2006 | By David Hiltbrand INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If you wake up Saturday morning and you're not suffering too badly from St. Paddy's revenge, you may notice a sweet and soulful tang to the air. That's because Mayor Street has proclaimed March 18 Daryl Hall & John Oates Day in Philadelphia, an honor the duo will mark with a show that night at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby. It's a fitting tribute, because over the years, through the good times and the bad, Hall & Oates were always representing the City of Brotherly Love.
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October 4, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Back in 1972 on their debut LP, Whole Oats , Hall & Oates were already expressing their impatience at not having made it big and gotten out of town yet, in a song in which they proclaimed, "Don't wanna spend another fall in Philadelphia. " And yet, here were Daryl Hall and John Oates on a Thursday night 43 years later, a rainy October evening that felt very much like fall in Philadelphia. The returning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame heroes - the soul-pop duo were inducted last year - headlined opening night at the sold-out Fillmore Philadelphia, the new 2,500-seat Live Nation concert hall in a former metal factory.
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January 28, 1991 | By Dan DeLuca, Special to The Inquirer
It takes some doing for a show at the Trump Taj Mahal's Mark G. Etess Arena to be as empty, indulgent and ultimately boring as the Donald's palace of glitz itself. But Saturday, before a sellout crowd, Hall & Oates gave it their best shot. So who's to blame for the precipitous decline of the blue-eyed soul duo, former rulers of the pop charts reduced to playing before undiscriminating casino crowds? Point your finger at Daryl Hall and John Oates for failing to deliver any new models of the hard-to-resist confections that were their specialty.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 1995 | By Sara Sherr, FOR THE INQUIRER
You've read about her troubled childhood in Vanity Fair. You've seen her Martha's Vineyard house in In Style. After years of debilitating stage fright, Carly Simon graced Philadelphia at a near-sellout show at the Mann Music Center Thursday. Not only that, but fans were also treated to a homecoming from locals Daryl Hall and John Oates, who played a brief set before joining Simon onstage for her 90-minute show. The '70s FM-radio diva - dressed in flowing white harem pants and a tank top - radiated her trademark exuberance as she dramatically took the candlelit stage with the title track from her latest album, Letters Never Sent.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2011 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, staff
FAMILIAR FACES emerge in different guises in this week's new music roundup. HALL PASS: When the lead singer/composer in an established band strikes out on his own, even longtime fans don't always make the connection. Daryl Hall fights those odds again, minus longtime partner John Oates, in "Laughing Down Crying" (Verve/Forecast, A-) . If you relish Hall & Oates' vibrant take on rock 'n' soul, you're gonna find this shiny solo set (Hall's first in a decade) equally appealing.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2016 | By Bill Chenevert, For The Inquirer
Preparing to review a Hall & Oates show is like studying for a final exam you've been neglecting all semester. Their catalog is mammoth: 18 studio albums - one per year from 1972 to 1982 - and six No. 1 hits spread among them. But there was no anticipating the force of nature that hometown heroes Daryl Hall and John Oates became at the BB&T Pavilion on Sunday night. The venue was packed to the top of its grassy hillside, perhaps because of a LiveNation class-action suit that unleashed ticket vouchers for the show.
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October 6, 1987 | By RENEE V. LUCAS, Daily News Staff Writer
The partnership between Philadelphian Daryl Hall and New Yorker John Oates was a musical meeting of minds that produced much of the best "blue-eyed soul" in the business. Both were already established musicians when they met at Temple University in the mid-'60s. Although an electric organist, Hall was at that time a member of a vocal group, the Temptones. Guitarist Oates was a member of a band called The Masters. They began writing songs together, and for while Oates joined the Temptones as guitarist.
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July 13, 2016 | By Bill Chenevert, FOR THE INQUIRER
Preparing to review a Hall & Oates show is like studying for a final exam that you've been neglecting all semester. Their catalog is mammoth: 18 studio albums - one per year from 1972 to 1982 - and six No. 1 hits spread among them. But there was no anticipating the force of nature that hometown heros Daryl Hall and John Oates became at the BB&T Pavilion Sunday night. The venue was packed to the top of its grassy hillside, perhaps because of a LiveNation class-action suit that unleashed ticket vouchers for the show.
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October 4, 2015 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Back in 1972 on their debut LP, Whole Oats , Hall & Oates were already expressing their impatience at not having made it big and gotten out of town yet, in a song in which they proclaimed, "Don't wanna spend another fall in Philadelphia. " And yet, here were Daryl Hall and John Oates on a Thursday night 43 years later, a rainy October evening that felt very much like fall in Philadelphia. The returning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame heroes - the soul-pop duo were inducted last year - headlined opening night at the sold-out Fillmore Philadelphia, the new 2,500-seat Live Nation concert hall in a former metal factory.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 13, 2014
Another Hall for Oates   John Oates , of Hall & Oates , was inducted with Daryl Hall into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (finally!) in April, and now, this 1970 grad of Temple U.'s School of Media and Communication will be inducted into Temple's hall of fame Sept. 26, at the annual Lew Klein Alumni in the Media Awards.   Small but beautiful . . .   Can you believe it? On Oct. 1, World Café Live and WXPN celebrate their 10th anniversary together.
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April 13, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
When Daryl Hall and John Oates took the mike at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies Thursday night - in a gala at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. - Hall reflected on both the honor and the injustice of being the first "homegrown Philly act" inducted. He listed many deserving names, from Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes to Todd Rundgren. It was part of a big night for the Cleveland-based Hall of Fame, as the E Street Band, Nirvana, Cat Stevens, Linda Ronstadt, Peter Gabriel, and high-shoed rockers Kiss were inducted.
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April 12, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
NEW YORK - It was a big night in Brooklyn on Thursday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as Philadelphia pop-soul duo Hall & Oates joined Nirvana, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, cartoon hard-rockers Kiss, and others in entering the Cleveland-based Hall as its 2014 class. Other inductees included '70s and '80s prog-rocker Peter Gabriel, singer-songwriter Cat Stevens, and country-rock hit maker Linda Ronstadt. She suffers from Parkinson's disease and did not attend the show but was paid tribute to in song by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, and Carrie Underwood.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Hall for Hall & Oates Philly-bred Temple University-educated pop-R&B duo Hall & Oates will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, the org said Tuesday. The duo is one of six acts that will be honored at a ceremony April 10 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. As expected, first-ballot inductees Nirvana lead the way for 2014, the 20th anniversary of Kurt Cobain 's death. Like Hall & Oates, all the other inductees have broken through after being eligible for many years.
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February 19, 2013 | BY JOHN F. MORRISON, Daily News Staff Writer morrisj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5573
BRIAN UTAIN WAS one of a group of Temple University students who used to harmonize on the lawn or in Mitten Hall or even on street corners in the '60s, lending their own original take on R&B and soul numbers. A lot of their singing was a capella, but there was a piano in Mitten Hall, and a member of the group, Daryl Hohl, could play accompaniment. They called themselves the Temptones, the name taken from the school they were attending and the popular Temptations, whom they idolized.
NEWS
August 24, 2012
POLITICIANS running for president often borrow the tunes of famous musicians to spark the crowd's energy at campaign events. But how many bands get their names included in the title of a Super PAC, the political-action committees now allowed to raise unlimited funds? Meet Hall and Oates Fans for America, a new Super PAC registered by Atlanta waiter William Hansmann with the Federal Election Commission on Monday. Hansmann tells us that the Super PAC started as a joke among a handful of friends.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2012 | By Dan DeLuca, INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Back in 2007, when Daryl Hall came up with the idea for his online music show Live From Daryl's House, he was motivated in part by being able to go to work without leaving home. "I've been traveling around the world forever," says Hall, the 65-year-old Pottstown native who, along with John Oates, made up one of the best-selling duos in music history, with No. 1 hits that included "Kiss on My List," "Private Eyes," and "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do). " "But the Internet allows you to turn everything upside down," says Hall, on the phone this week from his house in Dutchess County, N.Y., where Live From Daryl's House is filmed.
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