Daryl Hall & John Oates Live in DublinDaryl Hall & John Oates Live in Dublin

Daryl Hall & John Oates Live in DublinDaryl Hall & John Oates Live in Dublin

Sun, 08/18/2019 - 10:30pm

Photo: Left to right: Daryl Hall and John Oates, the number-one selling duo in music history.

Credit: Courtesy of Kathrin Baumbach

Join the number-one selling duo in music history for this sold-out concert filmed in Dublin, their first performance in Ireland.

Daryl Hall and John Oates are famed for their “rock and soul” music, and the infectious hooks and melodies that provided a soundtrack to the 70s and 80s. Captured in HD in their first-ever performance in Dublin before a sold-out crowd in 2014, Hall and Oates deliver a set list steeped in hits including “Private Eyes,” “Maneater,” “Out Of Touch” and “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do).” Daryl Hall & John Oates Live in Dublin airing on Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 10:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV will remind viewers of what made the duo so popular in the first place.

Daryl Hall and John Oates were signed to Atlantic Records by Ahmet Ertegun in the 1970s. Their 1973 debut album, Abandoned Luncheonette, produced by Arif Mardin, yielded the Top 10 single, “She’s Gone,” which also went to #1 on the R&B charts when it was covered by Taveras. The duo recorded one more album with Atlantic, War Babies (produced by Todd Rundgren), before they left and signed to RCA. Their tenure at RCA would catapult the duo to international superstardom.

From the mid-70s to the mid-80s, the duo would score six #1 singles, including “Rich Girl” (also #1 R&B), “Kiss on My List,” “Private Eyes,” “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (also #1 R&B), “Maneater” and “Out of Touch” from their six consecutive multi-platinum albums released between 1976 and 1984: Bigger Than Both of Us, Voices, Private Eyes, H2O, Rock N Soul, Part I and Big Bam Boom. The era would also produce an additional five Top 10 singles: “Sara Smile,” “One on One,” “You Make My Dreams,” “Say It Isn’t So” and “Method of Modern Love.”

By 1987, the R.I.A.A. recognized Daryl Hall and John Oates as the Number-One Selling Duo in music history, a record they still hold today. On May 20, 2008, they were honored with the Icon Award during BMI’s 56th annual Pop Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.

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