12 Feb 2024

John Oates on his legacy and present career

From Afternoons, 3:10 pm on 12 February 2024

The music career of John Oates is legendary. 

He's in both the Songwriter and Rock and Roll hall of fame as a songwriter, guitarist and one half of the 70's and 80's hit music machine Hall and Oates. 

They churned out number one songs time after time with hits like Rich Girl, Kiss On My List, Private Eyes and Maneater  making them among the best-selling music artists of all time.

But Oates prefers to live in the present rather than the past.

He catches us up on his career as a solo artist  still doing shows, releasing singles, and navigating a music industry that has changed dramatically from the one he started in more than 50 years ago. 

John Oates performing in Tampa Florida, 1982

John Oates performing in Tampa Florida, 1982 Photo: public domain