Happy birthday to the legendary Daryl Hall who turns 72 today (October 11th)!!! Hall, who has found a second career with the wildly successful TV show, Live From Daryl's House, will forever be known for his decades of classics with partner John Oates in Hall & Oates. Hall, who has been the primary vocalist of all Hall & Oates' classic hits, either wrote or co-wrote such pop/rock evergreens as “She's Gone,” “Sara Smile,” “Rich Girl,” “Kiss On My List,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Everytime You Go Away,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can't Go for That (No Can Do),” “Did It In A Minute,” “Maneater,” “One On One,” “Say It Isn't So,” “Out Of Touch,” and “Method Of Modern Love,” among many others. In 2014 — 17 years after first becoming eligible — Hall & Oates were finally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2015, Daryl Hall opened his Pawling, New York restaurant, part of the Daryl's House music venue in October 2015 and its now serves as the official setting of Live At Daryl's House. The original venue for the Palladia TV series, which debuted in 2007, was Hall's actual house in Millerton, New York.
Although Hall & Oates have been recording together since 1972, and scored several hits during the “me” decade, it was the release of 1980's Voices and their subsequent '80s albums that made them household names. We asked Daryl Hall about how he accounts for the pair's incredible popularity throughout the '80s, resulting in the pair being named the most successful duo in rock history: “What happened was, we had been making in-roads into radio all through the '70s. And then, I don't know what happened. I think the world, sort of their ears — whatever happened in 1980, y'know, to that decade. Somehow the masses became attuned to the kind of music that we were doing and made it easy for us to appeal to a lot of people. I think that MTV had a lot to do with it. We were on there all the time, we were basically, y'know, we were guest VJ's every other week, probably. It was just one of those things that you can never understand why music explodes in a certain way, but it worked for us.” at Mashantucket, Conneticut's Foxwoods Casino.
Source: Pulse of Radio