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Hall and Oates, “Open All Night” from H20 (1982): One Track Mind

Hall and Oates, “Open All Night” from H20 (1982): One Track Mind

In October 1982, as “Open All Night” arrived on ‘H20,’ Hall and Oates were tending toward mechanization and goofy videos. Not here.

What’s John Oates’ favorite Daryl Hall song?: ‘It’s so interesting musically’

What’s John Oates’ favorite Daryl Hall song?: ‘It’s so interesting musically’

Hall and Oates’ ‘Along the Red Ledge,’ released on August 21, 1978, produced a track by Daryl Hall that John Oates says is his favorite.

Please, don’t categorize Hall and Oates this way: ‘It’s a racist term’

Please, don’t categorize Hall and Oates this way: ‘It’s a racist term’

For years, maybe from the beginning, the music of Hall and Oates has been described by the same musical term – and Daryl Hall despises it.

Daryl Hall on how MTV ruined a huge Hall and Oates hit: ‘It was really, really frustrating’

Daryl Hall on how MTV ruined a huge Hall and Oates hit: ‘It was really, really frustrating’

Though they came of age in the singer-songwriter 1970s, Hall and Oates found their biggest successes in the video-obsessed decade that followed.

Hall and Oates’ most complicated hit song might surprise you: ‘Very unusual, more sophisticated chord changes’

Hall and Oates’ most complicated hit song might surprise you: ‘Very unusual, more sophisticated chord changes’

One of the more difficult Hall and Oates songs, from a guitar player’s technical standpoint, is also one of the duo’s most hummable, biggest hits.

Daryl Hall + Robert Fripp, “Babs and Babs / Urban Landscape” from Sacred Songs (1980)

Daryl Hall + Robert Fripp, “Babs and Babs / Urban Landscape” from Sacred Songs (1980)

Daryl Hall has said he and Robert Fripp were trying to combine sounds from two different cultures to “form a third kind of music.” They did.

Daryl Hall on the Hall and Oates song that should have been a hit: ‘It didn’t get any response whatsoever’

Daryl Hall on the Hall and Oates song that should have been a hit: ‘It didn’t get any response whatsoever’

It boasted the signature Hall and Oates sound, and an up-and-coming legend as producer, but bombed anyway. Daryl Hall will never understand why.

Daryl Hall updates fans on prospect of a new Hall and Oates album: ‘We might do something at some point’

Daryl Hall updates fans on prospect of a new Hall and Oates album: ‘We might do something at some point’

Hall and Oates, after scoring No. 1 songs in the 1970s and ’80s, have more recently focused on their role as a celebrated concert act.

‘I’m just pinching myself’: A key assist from Daryl Hall helped INXS to early success

The first charttopping hit single for INXS in their native Australia was pushed along by a key contribution from Daryl Hall — who arrived at the suggestion of producer Nile Rodgers, INXS’ Andrew Farris explains.

‘We’ve got the best of both worlds’: Success apart sparks Hall and Oates reunions

‘We’ve got the best of both worlds’: Success apart sparks Hall and Oates reunions

Hall and Oates, not long after their acceptance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, got back to work — though, as has been increasingly the case lately, not together. Turns out, that strengthens their bond.

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