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John Oates

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John William Oates (born April 7, 1949; New York City, New York) is an American rock guitarist, musician, songwriter, producer, and (for much of his career) owner, best known as half of the rock and soul duo Hall & Oates (with founder/lead vocalist Daryl Hall).

Though he was a primary guitarist, he also co-wrote eight Billboard Number One songs such as: “Sara Smile” (with Daryl Hall) , “You Make My Dreams” (with Sara Allen & Daryl Hall), “She’s Gone” (with Daryl Hall), “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (with Sara Allen & Daryl Hall) , “Maneater” (with Sara Allen & Daryl Hall), “Out of Touch” (with Daryl Hall), “Everytime You Go Away” (with Daryl Hall - as covered by Paul Young) and “Adult Education” (with Daryl Hall & Sara Allen).

He also sang lead vocals and has written or co-written a few less popular singles that did not make it to the Billboard’s Top 10 such as: “How Does It Feel to Be Back”, “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” and “Possession Obsession” (with Sara Allen & Daryl Hall). In addition to his work with Hall, Oates co-wrote and sang back-up on the song “Electric Blue” by the band Icehouse which was a Billboard Top Ten hit.


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John Oates was destined to be a musician. Singing from the time he could talk and playing the guitar since the age of five, his calling in life was never in question. Born in New York City, his family moved to a small town outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania in the early 50′s…. a move that would change the course of his life. Like most kids at that time, the impact of the early days of rock left an lasting impression on John.

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