...where the music is like water rushing through you ... your function is really like that of a hose


The Face Melting 1980s: Hall and Oates

Daryl Hall (born Daryl Franklin Hohl on October 11, 1946) and John Oates (born John William Oates on April 7, 1949) first met each other at the Adelphi Ballroom in Philadelphia in 1967. At the time they met, each was heading his own musical group, Hall with The Temptones and Oates with The Masters. They were there for a band competition when gunfire rang out between two rival gangs, and in trying to escape, they ran to the same service elevator. Because of their similar musical tastes and close proximity inside the elevator, they quickly became acquainted. - Wikipedia

"So...What kind of music do you like?"

::gun fire::


"Yeah, me too"

If it wasn't for being trapped in an elevator amongst the cross hairs of philly gang violence, "You Make My Dreams Come True" may very well have never been written.

Who didn't have this hanging above their bed?

Critics Stephen Thomas Erlewine and J. Scott McClintock write,[1] "at their best, [Hall & Oates'] songs were filled with strong hooks and melodies that adhered to soul traditions without being a slave to them by incorporating elements of new wave and hard rock." - Wikipedia

Guitarist Robert Fripp, who collaborated with Hall in the late 1970s and early '80s, has written, "Daryl's pipes were a wonder. I have never worked with a more able singer." - Wikipedia

"I wanted to yell cab driver you know...ooo...oooou.....ahhhhhhhhh" - Daryl Hall

The lyrics of "Elevator" are just as impressive as "Cab Driver"

Ele - vator

Take me up (oh oh)

Ele - vator

Cause I miss my floor (oh yeah)

Got to get back to my floor (real soon)

Push the button again

Take me up (oh oh)

Ele - vator

Take me up (oh yeah)

I had no idea Daryl Hall was Buddy Christ

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