John Oates II

John Oates, one half of the power duo, Hall & Oates, is a world class songwriter, singer, and musician in his own right. As a multiple Grammy winner, and a Rock & Roll and Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee, his talents are vast. In this episode, John reveals the stories behind some of the Hall & Oates hits, as well as the inspiration behind his solo project.


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