July 13, 2016 |
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.
October 4, 2015 |
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.
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.
April 13, 2014 |
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.
April 12, 2014 |
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.
December 19, 2013 |
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.
February 19, 2013 |
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.
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.
April 12, 2012 |
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.