Daryl Hall & John Oates’ New York City – Photo Essay

Daryl Hall & John Oates’ New York City – Photo Essay

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“Think I’ll Spend Eternity in the City…”

Daryl Hall and John Oates, just before playing a triumphant, sold-out show at New York’s Madison Square Garden in February, announced a huge summer tour that is already proving to be one of the hottest tickets of the season.

Though they’re associated with Philadelphia due to their sound and personal upbringing, New York City has also played a huge part in their development. John was actually born there, and it’s where they both lived for many years and recorded some of their most popular work.

With that context out of the way, enjoy a tour of some H&O related sites in NYC.

  • 462 First Avenue, Bellevue Hospital


Where John Oates entered the world on April 7th, 1948.

  • 1841 Broadway


Former site of Atlantic Records, where Daryl and John auditioned in 1971 impressed legendary producer Arif Mardin enough to take them on.

  • 433 E. 82nd Street


The very first apartment where Daryl and John lived in the early 1970s. Interestingly, “To Kill a Mockingbird” author Harper Lee maintained a secret apartment here from 1967 until her death earlier this year.

  • 88 7th Avenue South


Former site of the Pink Teacup restaurant. It was here in the winter of 1972 that John met the girl who would stand him up for a New Year’s Eve date, thus inspiring the classic song, She’s Gone.

  • 147 W. 24th



Former site of the Secret Sound, Todd Rundgren’s private recording studio where the duo recorded their 1974 album, War Babies.

  • 200 Water Street in lower Manhattan


Where the duo was photographed for their controversial Silver album cover featuring a nude shot in the album’s interior of John Oates.

  • 52 West 8th


Electric Lady Studios. It was here that the duo recorded parts of their smash album Voices, along with the H20 and Big Bam Boom albums.

  • 21 West 9th


Former site of the inner-sanctum celeb eatery called Marylou’s, where Oates noticed a beautiful woman in the early 80s that led to the hit Maneater being inspired.

  • 28 West 8th Street in the Village


Former site of the Be-Bop Café, featured prominently near the end of the duo’s 1985 video for the song Possession Obsession, where the two are sitting at a counter eating breakfast.

  • Just outside NYC at 130 Route 22 in Pawling


In Daryl’s popular club/restaurant, Daryl’s House, which also serves as home base for his hit TV show, Live From Daryl’s House.

3 Responses to "Daryl Hall & John Oates’ New York City – Photo Essay"

  1. Madge   April 5, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    I love the fact that are coming and staying on top of their game…..it is wonderful to see that fame was not what they were seeking but longevity in an otherwise fickle industry….they are bringing a new generation of fans along this ride and that is what I love about Hall and Oates….

  2. Rusty   June 4, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Cool article.

  3. Joan Watkins   December 5, 2016 at 10:26 pm

    They just keep getting better and more diversified individually and together. They are excellent singers, musicians and songwriters and Daryl as an entrepreneur of Daryl’s House.


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