John Oates made his career as an American Musician. He is popularly known as half rock and soul duo Hall & Oates, named after John Oates and Daryl Hall. He is a great expert in playing different genres of music such as rock, R&B as well as Soul Music. He is a multi-purpose man as he is not only a singer, he is a guitarist as well as a songwriter and a record producer.
John Oates Early Life
John Oates was brought up into this world on 7th April 1948. John Oates was born in New York City, situated in the U.S. John Oates’s full name is John William Oates. His natural origin is from North Wales, located in Pennsylvania in the U.S. He completed his education at North Penn High School. He was even good at wrestling and remained a co-captain for a year. He received various scholarships through wrestling, but he ignored those scholarships while applying for a college. Instead, he chose Temple University because it was in the city. He continued wrestling in the first year of college, but soon he said that it was too tiring to lose weight.
John Oates Career
He recorded his first song, named I Need Your Love, in 1966 with the help of Crimson Records, which was the Masters for Philadelphia. During his college days at Temple University, he met Daryl Hall, where he came to know that he, too, was a musician. The two met and participated in various college bands, and later they formed the Hall & Oates in 1972, and they got signed with Atlantic Records. They recorded 21 albums to date, and it sold out over 80 million units in the whole world. They have been considered the most successful pop-rock duo in music history. Oates had a wish to pursue a degree in journalism but he could not, and he did not regret it as he never intended to finish it. After performing for over 30 years, Oates released his first single named Phunk Shui in 2002. After a few years, he released his second single album called 1000 miles of Life in 2008. He even co-wrote a song named Electric Blue on Billboard’s Top 10 Hit. In the year 2004, he was in the produced to Songwriters Hall of Fame and in the year 2014, was his name written in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Change of Seasons which was his memoir was released in 2017.
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John Oates Personal Life
John Oates first tied his knot with Nancy Hunter, a former model. He then married Aimee Oates, with whom he had his first son named Tanner, who was born in the year 1996. He even had a close friendship with a journalist named Hunter S. Thompson.
John Oates Net Worth
John Oates has a net worth of $60 million which he had gained from the films he had made in his career timeline.