Reblogged By: De De Tillman; International Celebrity Blogger
Posted: Saturday August 10, 2013 @ 4:57 p.m PST
Hall & Oates has never won a Grammy but the No. 1 selling duo of all time has won something else: hipster respect.
Putting aside those shoulder pads for a moment, Daryl Hall and John Oates looked like hand-picked opposites: The lanky blond Hall called himself the “more flamboyant” one, while the shorter dark-haired Oates — with his distinctive ‘stache — embraced his role as “worker bee.”
But their union came from no design, except by the music gods: The Temple University students met in an elevator, both trying to duck a gunfight that had broken out at the Adelphi Ballroom in 1967. Forty-six years later, they’re performing as a duo–again–at Outside Lands in San Francisco on Aug. 11. Not that they ever abandoned their partnership, but the two have been working on solo projects.