John Oates

John Oates

 

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John William Oates (born April 7, 1948)[1] is an American rock, R&B and soul guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer best known as half of the rock and soul duo, Daryl Hall & John Oates (with Daryl Hall).

Although Oates's main role in the duo was guitarist, he also co-wrote many of the Top 10 songs that they recorded, including (with Hall): "Sara Smile" (the song refers to Hall's then-girlfriend, Sara Allen), "She's Gone", and "Out of Touch", as well as (with Allen and Hall): "You Make My Dreams", "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)", "Maneater", and "Adult Education". He also sang lead vocals on several more singles in the Hot 100, such as "How Does It Feel to Be Back", "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (a remake of the 1965 song performed by The Righteous Brothers that was written by Phil Spector, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil), on which Oates shared lead vocals with Hall, and "Possession Obsession" (with Allen & Hall).

In 1986 Oates contributed the song "(She's the) Shape of Things to Come" on the soundtrack to the 1986 film, "About Last Night". Oates also co-wrote and sang backup on the song "Electric Blue", recorded by the Australian band Icehouse, which was a Billboard Top Ten hit. He also co-wrote, produced and sang duet with the Canadian group The Parachute Club on the 1987 song "Love is Fire" which was a Top 30 hit in Canada.

Oates played the character "Dirty D" in episode 2 of series 1 of the eponymously named comedy TV series "Garfunkel and Oates".

Oates was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004,[2] and in 2014, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as a member of Hall & Oates.[3] His memoir, Change of Seasons, was published in 2017.

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Arkansas
Album
Arkansas is an album by musical artist John Oates, released on February 2, 2018.
Miss the Mississippi and You
Song
Miss the Mississippi and You is a song by musical artist John Oates, released on January 19, 2018.
Stack O Lee
Song
Stack O Lee is a song by musical artist John Oates, released on December 15, 2017.
Arkansas
Song
Arkansas is a song by musical artist John Oates, released on November 17, 2017.

Photos - John Oates116

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Popular Albums11

Album Appearances & References43

Popular Songs11

Song Appearances & References12

Popular Live Albums1

Musical Groups1

Collaborators & Influencers12

Other Music-Related Relationships1

Awards & Nominations1

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Eddie's Attic
Decatur, United States
February 27, 2018
Eddie's Attic
Decatur, US
February 28, 2018
Eddie's Attic
Decatur, US
March 1, 2018
Neighborhood Theatre
Charlotte, United States
March 2, 2018
Neighborhood Theatre
Charlotte, US
March 3, 2018
Music Farm
Charleston, United States
March 4, 2018
Music Farm
Charleston, US
March 5, 2018
The Heights
Houston, United States
March 15, 2018
The Kessler
Dallas, United States
March 16, 2018
The Kessler
Dallas, US
March 17, 2018
The Kessler Theater
Dallas, US
March 18, 2018
Golden 1 Center
Sacramento, US
May 2, 2018
SAP Center
San Jose, US
May 5, 2018
Honda Center
Anaheim, US
May 7, 2018
Vivint Smart Home Arena
Salt Lake City, US
May 9, 2018
Pepsi Center
Denver, US
May 11, 2018
Scottrade Center
Saint Louis, US
May 13, 2018
Xcel Energy Center
Saint Paul, US
May 17, 2018
United Center
Chicago, US
May 19, 2018
Little Caesars Arena
Detroit, US
May 20, 2018
Quicken Loans Arena
Cleveland, US
May 22, 2018
Nationwide Arena
Columbus, US
May 24, 2018
Festival Pier At Penn's Landing
Philadelphia, US
May 26, 2018
Air Canada Centre
Toronto, Canada
June 5, 2018
Xfinity Center
Mansfield, US
June 7, 2018
PPG Paints Arena
Pittsburgh, US
June 9, 2018
Capital One Arena
Washington, US
June 11, 2018
Madison Square Garden
New York, US
June 14, 2018
Spectrum Center
Charlotte, US
June 18, 2018
Infinite Energy Arena
Duluth, US
June 20, 2018
Amalie Arena
Tampa, US
June 22, 2018
BB&T Center
Sunrise, US
June 24, 2018
Amway Center
Orlando, US
June 26, 2018
Smoothie King Center
New Orleans, US
June 29, 2018
Bridgestone Arena
Nashville, US
July 1, 2018
Bell Centre
Montreal, Canada
July 13, 2018
Van Andel Arena
Grand Rapids, US
July 15, 2018
CenturyLink Center Omaha
Omaha, US
July 19, 2018
Sprint Center
Kansas City, US
July 21, 2018
Chesapeake Energy Arena
Oklahoma City, US
July 23, 2018
American Airlines Center
Dallas, US
July 25, 2018
Toyota Center
Houston, US
July 27, 2018
Frank Erwin Center
Austin, US
July 29, 2018
The Forum
Inglewood, US
August 1, 2018
Viejas Arena
San Diego, US
August 5, 2018
Oracle Arena
Oakland, US
August 8, 2018
Moda Center
Portland, US
August 10, 2018
Key Arena
Seattle, US
August 12, 2018

News Articles7

John Oates and the Good Road Band
  –  February 3, 2018
Maybe someday John Oates will finally get ... of various and sundry traditional music from the 1920s and ‘30s during inspired early studio sessions with the Good Road Band. A far cry from the smooth blue-eyed soul and massive neon ‘80s pop hits he ...
Truncated Family Gras still heavy on the hits, thanks to Cyndi Lauper, Michael McDonald, John Oates
  –  January 30, 2018
Still, it packs a lot of music, both local and national ... As one half of Philly blue-eyed soul/pop/rock duo Daryl Hall & John Oates, Oates was a fixture on '80s FM radio and the early years of MTV. The dark-haired, mustachioed half of the duo played ...
John Oates Drops 'Arkansas' Video
  –  January 6, 2018
John Oates shared his new video for the single "Arkansas" earlier this week. The tune is pulled from Oates' album of the same name which finds the blue eyed soul star dabbling in various forms of roots and Americana music. Speaking of the new album ...
John Oates Pays Tribute To The Musical Legacy Of The Great State Of ‘Arkansas’ With His Next Solo Album
  –  January 3, 2018
John Oates has always had a fondness for the music streaming out of the Deep South. For his fifth solo album, one of the foremost purveyors of blue-eyed soul is set to mine the signature sounds of one of the most musically rich states in the union ...
Truncated Family Gras still heavy on the hits, thanks to Cyndi Lauper, Michael McDonald, John Oates
  –  January 30, 2018
Still, it packs a lot of music, both local and national ... As one half of Philly blue-eyed soul/pop/rock duo Daryl Hall & John Oates, Oates was a fixture on '80s FM radio and the early years of MTV. The dark-haired, mustachioed half of the duo played ...
Daryl Hall & John Oates Join Together With Train for North American Summer Tour
  –  January 23, 2018
Daryl Hall and John Oates will be back together again this summer on a whopping 37-city North American tour, also featuring pop-rock group Train ... to be a tour filled with fun as well as great music," Hall said in a statement. "I love Train and ...
John Oates, ‘Miss the Mississippi and You’ [Exclusive Premiere]
  –  January 18, 2018
John Oates, one-half of the iconic pop-rock duo Hall & Oates, is premiering his cover of ... where Oates resides, with some of Music City's finest session musicians, including Sam Bush.

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