October 11, 1946 (77)
Daryl Hall is an American rock, R&B, and soul singer and musician, renowned as the co-founder and principal lead vocalist of the duo Hall & Oates, alongside guitarist and songwriter John Oates. Hall’s career extends beyond his work with Hall & Oates, as he has also released five solo albums, including collaborations with notable artists like Robert Fripp. His solo single “Dreamtime” peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot 100. Hall is also known for hosting the streaming television series “Live from Daryl’s House,” where he performs with other artists.
Hall’s career in the 1970s and early 1980s was marked by numerous Billboard chart hits, establishing him as a leading soul singer of his generation. His collaborations with Robert Fripp, including Fripp’s 1979 release “Exposure,” and his work on Dusty Springfield’s 1995 album “A Very Fine Love,” which produced a UK Top 40 hit, are notable highlights. Hall’s induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April 2014 further cement his status in the music industry.
In addition to his musical achievements, Hall has been recognized with various awards and honors. His induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame are testaments to his impact and influence in the music industry.