Daryl Hall & John Oates
Friday, November 16, 2018 November 16, 2018 ATLANTIC CITY
With strong Philadelphia roots and a line of hits spanning decades, Daryl Hall and John Oates are sure to be a big draw for Atlantic City’s new entertainment-driven hotel and casino.
Signed by Ahmet Ertegun of Atlantic Records (a music legend in his own right) in the 1970s, the duo has remained a vital part of the music scene and in the public eye. Their debut album, Abandoned Luncheonette, included the perennially popular single “She’s Gone,” which topped the R&B charts when covered by Taveras.
When they moved to RCA, Daryl Hall and John Oates recorded six consecutive multi-platinum albums, becoming international stars in the process. Number 1 singles included “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on my List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That,” “Maneater,” and “Out of Touch.”
In 1985, Daryl Hall and John Oates participated in the historic “We are the World” session and closed the Live Aid show in Philadelphia, joining top musicians from around the world in an effort to ease famine in Ethiopia.
Daryl Hall and John Oates were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. Daryl Hall’s latest project, Live from Daryl’s House for MTV live, sees him jamming with some of the most extraordinary musicians from every decade in an informal setting. Past episodes have featured Jason Mraz, Joe Walsh, Booker T and the MGs, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Neon Trees and many more.
In the spring of last year, John Oates released his memoir Change of Seasons from St. Martin’s Press, sharing the triumphs and setbacks of his life and career.