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John Lennon and Paul McCartney met when a mutual friend brought Paul to a performance that John’s band was giving at a church event on a flatbed truck. Daryl Hall and John Oates met at a band competition where gunfire broke out and they both ran to the same hiding place. You never know where partnerships will begin.
Hall and Oates, the best selling music duo in history, played at the Reno Events Center Thursday night (Sept. 12) to an ecstatic crowd that was on their feet for the better part of the evening.
It started off with a Casey Kasem radio clip announcing their hits, one after another. Then they came to the stage played their hits, one after another, starting off with Maneater off of their 1982 album, H2O. They wasted no time in getting the audience on their feet and dancing.
Daryl’s voice is still amazing. He belted out lyrics and scatted flawlessly. He did all the talking throughout the show too. I don’t recall John talking at all, but that’s okay. You don’t have to be the spokesman to be amazing. His harmonies and guitar playing continue to make the duo what it is.
They ended the set with I Can’t Go For That, and came back to encore with a
After their chance meeting at the shootout in Philadelphia in
Out of Touch
Method of Modern Love
Say it Isn’t So
One on One
You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling (cover)
Is It a Star
I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)
Kiss on My List
You Make My Dreams Come True
- Daryl Hall – Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards
- John Oats – Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards
- Charles DeChant – saxophone, flute, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals
- Brian Dunne – drums, percussion
- Eliot Lewis – keyboards, backing vocals
- Klyde Jones – bass guitar, backing vocals
- Porter Carroll – percussion, backing vocals
- Shane Theriot – guitars, backing vocals