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Daryl Hall

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His mother played songs by Frank Sinatra to him as a child, and he later became a fan of Motown and other R&B/soul music. He took piano lessons as a child, but he did not like them. He would skip the lessons and ride his bicycle across the bridge from his grandfather’s farm over to the heart of the black “Chicken Hill” ghetto, where he could just listen and absorb the music.

In the 1960s, Hall attended Temple University, but did not graduate, preferring instead to spend his time singing on the street corners and play with various musicians and groups. At that time, Daryl Hohl (as he was called then) sang backup for different bands. He eventually changed his last name to Hall. Daryl Hall idolized the Temptations and began to perform session work as a singer. He first met John Oates at a band competition.

After John transferred to a different school, Daryl joined the band Gulliver, which released one eponymous album in 1969 before being dropped from their label.

Daryl is the host of the wildly popular online show entitled “Live From Daryl’s House”, where Daryl and the band collaborate with artists from various musical genres on the 15th of each month. The first episode aired in 2007, and it’s still going strong. Best of all, it’s free to watch.

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  • satan_88_level

    ^_^

    3 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Ryantalope

    Sacred songs is a lost classic.

    19 Dec 2011 Reply
  • etg

    Daalkin toh jooh iz lajkh daaalkinn toh mahseeheeelpph!!11...

    11 Oct 2011 Reply
  • a19tay92

    Daryl Hall has to be one of the top singers of all time! Just listen to Soul Alone and you will understand. His voice is awesome.

    24 May 2011 Reply
  • jbchervin

    Sacred Songs is a classic. Sounds ace on vinyl.

    5 Sep 2010 Reply
  • coanta

    Someone Like You, what a great song! Love it.

    14 Feb 2010 Reply
  • chesterfield308

    Best Cameo Ever: Darryl Hall introducing 'Flute of the Commodores' (Flight of the Conchords). And 'I Can't Go For That (No Can Do)' w/ Chromeo. Amazing.

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • DianeBirch

    Check out Diane Birch's performance- Live from Daryl's House! http://www.livefromdarylshouse.com/index.php?page=ep24

    19 Oct 2009 Reply
  • ramiroreguerin

    daryl hall es un genio ... así como sus discos como duo, como solista tiene muy buen estilo ... recomiendo "hold on to me", "someone like you", deberían estar en las top 15 ...

    15 Jul 2009 Reply
  • marisolace

    Babs and Babs is amazing.♥

    15 May 2009 Reply
  • DANASCELLY

    J'aime sa voix et le rythme de ses chansons est excellent !!!!

    6 May 2009 Reply
  • Fasstili

    Great song!

    6 Apr 2009 Reply
  • lenorazmelody

    Soul Alone..OMG..the whole CD is awesome

    4 Apr 2009 Reply
  • JukeBoxHero48

    Love you Daryl...! :-)

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • maniusiek2

    the best!!!!!!!!!!!!

    12 Mar 2009 Reply
  • AnnaRKS

    Daryl u are a LEGEND!

    10 Mar 2009 Reply
  • LFDHcom

    Live From Daryls House here. This page is great! Will share w/ Daryl for sure. BTW, 'Company Of Thieves' is our guest this month on LiveFromDarylsHouse.com We'll keep you updated!

    21 Jan 2009 Reply
  • shemiazza

    yes progrosomething !! robert fripp and brian eno and hall were fabulous !!ps :i ve always love this picture of bowie ,the zenith of his beauty

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Progrockftw

    I love Sacred Songs, an amazing album.

    14 Dec 2008 Reply
  • JTIII

    Three Hearts in the Happy Ending Machine is pure pefection and I'm glad I still own the CD after all these years. Soul Alone is awesome too but it doesn't come close to 3...such a timeless album...such a timeless artist...

    11 Apr 2008 Reply
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