John Oates Reflects On A Whirlwind Life In Music And ‘Rebirth’ In Colorado

July 13, 2017
John Oates(Photo by Matt Christine)

John Oates is one half of the most successful musical duo of all time. He met Daryl Hall in 1967 at a Philadelphia ballroom, where they joined forces over a shared love of Philly soul, doo-wop, and Motown before notching 18 studio albums, 11 live ones, 60 million records sold, and six number-one singles, including “Rich Girl,” “Maneater,” and “Private Eyes.”

Lately they’ve been riding a new wave of popularity, and will play Saturday night at Fiddler’s Green. Oates has a deep connection to Colorado, and owns a home in Aspen — it's up for sale if you're interested. He speaks with Colorado Matters about his life in music and the spotlight. We've also pulled together some music videos from back in the day.