The widespread appreciation and full-fledged return of Daryl Hall and John Oates to the forefront of popular music over the past few years has been amazing and much deserved. If you have not ever seen the duo in concert, go to their official Web site and see where you can catch them this summer or fall.
Posted by Robert Kinsler on June 8, 2016
In this episode of Set List, Live Nation TV sits down with Hall & Oates in New York to talk about the story behind their hit "Sara Smile," and go deep about some of their (many) acclaimed hits, like "She's Gone" and "Maneater."
Over the course of the episode, Daryl and John thoughtfully look back on their formative beginnings and biggest moments — from the first R&B station in Ohio that decided to play "Sarah Smile" to the humble reggae origins of "Maneater." "We've always felt like strangers at the party," explains Hall. "It wasn't about fame or fortune, it was just about expressing yourself."
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Since forming Hall & Oates in 1970, the Philadelphia songwriters have carved out a sound that's now their signature, a playful twist of jazz, rock, and blue eyed soul that's as catchy as it is genre-bending. In those years, the pair has also toured the world incessantly behind their 18 studio albums. This year, Daryl and John launched yet another major tour, which continues to make its way around the country this summer and fall.
Watch the full episode of Set List: Daryl Hall and John Oates above. Score tickets to see Daryl Hall & John Oates in concert here.