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John Oates has never abandoned Hall and Oates’ classic Luncheonette: ‘The best album we ever made’

John Oates has never abandoned Hall and Oates’ classic Luncheonette: ‘The best album we ever made’

The rootsy realism of Hall and Oates’ ‘Abandoned Luncheonette,’ released on Nov. 3, 1973, is a source of inspiration for John Oates, too.

The story behind Hall and Oates’ most misunderstood album

The story behind Hall and Oates’ most misunderstood album

Hall and Oates may not have had a more abrupt shift than the one between ‘Abandoned Luncheonette’ and what followed in October 1974.

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.

Hall and Oates’ Big Bam Boom was sparked by moment of experimentation: ‘I was just fooling around with it’

Hall and Oates’ Big Bam Boom was sparked by moment of experimentation: ‘I was just fooling around with it’

John Oates accidentally found a new sound that helped shape the lead single from Hall and Oates’ ‘Big Bam Boom,’ released on October 12, 1984.

Restless Hall and Oates weren’t content with success of Bigger Than Both of Us

Restless Hall and Oates weren’t content with success of Bigger Than Both of Us

Hall and Oates scored their first No. 1 song in the summer of 1976. John Oates tells us why they refused to stand pat after that.

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.

Hall and Oates’ breakthrough Voices was propelled by a huge hit that almost wasn’t

Hall and Oates’ breakthrough Voices was propelled by a huge hit that almost wasn’t

A key Hall and Oates song, and one of the duo’s six No. 1 hits, very nearly didn’t get released. It likely would have changed their fortunes forever.

Hall and Oates honored heroes on Live Aid’s worldwide stage: ‘We really did come full circle’

Hall and Oates honored heroes on Live Aid’s worldwide stage: ‘We really did come full circle’

Live Aid, held on July 13, 1985, was more than a great cause for Hall and Oates. It was, as John Oates tells us, a chance to “come full circle.”

Hall and Oates were reinvigorated by a down period: ‘We revamped our entire approach’

Hall and Oates were reinvigorated by a down period: ‘We revamped our entire approach’

Once on a seemingly unstoppable roll, Hall and Oates became mired in a lengthy dry spell. John Oates says it’s the best thing that could have happened.

Two modern developments hurtled Hall and Oates back to prominence: ‘It resonated with them’

Two modern developments hurtled Hall and Oates back to prominence: ‘It resonated with them’

How did Hall and Oates become hip again after years as too-often-overlooked hitmakers? John Oates explains.

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