POP ROCK ICON DARRYL HALL SITS DOWN WITH DAN RATHER IN AN ALL-NEW EPISODE OFTHE BIG INTERVIEW, TUESDAY, FEB. 10, AT 8pE ON AXS TV
Critically acclaimed hit-maker Daryl Hall brings his trademark sound to THE BIG INTERVIEW, as Dan Rather sits down with the singer, songwriter, and web series personality in an all-new episode on Tuesday, February 10, at 8pE.
Hall was indoctrinated into music at an early age, thanks to his vocal teacher mother who taught him early on about breath control and perfect pitch. Growing up in the middle of the Philadelphia soul scene, Hall got his start as a street-corner doo-wop singer while attending Temple University in 1967. It was here that he met future musical collaborator John Oates, setting into motion a partnership that has endured for almost five decades. Releasing their debut album, Whole Oats, in 1972, the duo—dubbed Hall & Oates—would go on to enjoy five gold albums, six platinum albums, and 11 Billboard Number One songs, many of which were either written, or co-written, by Hall. On the strength of a slew of hit singles including “She’s Gone,” “Kiss On My List,” “Private Eyes,” “Maneater” and “You Make My Dreams,” Hall & Oates quickly became one of the hottest, and best-selling, bands of the ‘70s and ‘80s. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014.
Hall released the first of seven solo albums, Sacred Hearts, in 1980. His most-recent solo effort, Laughing Down Crying, was released in September of 2011. Taking a break from touring, Hall had what he refers to as a “light bulb moment” in 2007, in which he got the idea to invite other musicians to his home to perform songs. These performances would later be posted on-line, for the enjoyment of his fans. This eventually turned into the hit web-series Live From Daryl’s House, which would find the rock legend pairing up with a variety of classic artists such as Todd Rundgren and Smoky Robinson, as well as modern favorites such as The Killers, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Rob Thomas, to name only a few. The show has transformed from being solely about music and anecdotes, to including cooking segments as well as interviews. Due to its massive popularity, the series was brought to television, where it can be seen in over 95 markets.
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