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Legal Battle Leads to Daryl Hall Obtaining Restraining Order Against John Oates


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Daryl Hall has filed a restraining order towards his one-time musical collaborator, John Oates. The pair made up the pop rock duo Hall & Oates, and put out 18 studio albums collectively between 1972 and 2006.

Hall filed the non permanent restraining order request in a Nashville Chancery Court on Nov. 16. Oates and the co-defendants – his spouse, Aimee J. Oates, and enterprise supervisor Richard Flynn, who’re each co-trustees of his belief – have been served on Nov. 20.

It is unclear what promoted the restraining order, however it’s labeled as a Contract/Debt case on the web site for the Nashville Chancery Court. CBS News has reached out to Hall’s legal professional in addition to Flynn for additional info, and is awaiting a response.

While they put out a number of hits like “Rich Girl” and “You Make My Dreams Come True” and have been nominated for 5 Grammys collectively, the duo seems to have grown aside. During an interview on the “Club Random with Bill Maher” final 12 months, Hall stated they’ve “all the time been very separate.”

“John and I are brothers, however we’re not artistic brothers,” Hall stated. “We are enterprise companions. We made information referred to as Hall & Oates collectively, however we have all the time been very separate, and that is a extremely essential factor for me.” Hall additionally stated he did many of the work, citing the duo’s 1980 tune “Kiss on My List,” for which Oates will not be labeled as a songwriter, however Hall is.

Hall, 77, and Oates, 75, met whereas they have been freshmen at Temple University. During a 2013 interview with Dan Rather, Hall stated they met at a gig. A battle broke out, they usually left within the elevator collectively and struck up a dialog that led to a friendship and musical collaboration.

In 2017, forward of a tour collectively, the duo sat down with “CBS Sunday Morning” for an interview.

“Did I feel that I’d be working with John and we would be sitting side-by-side all these years later?” Hall stated. “No, it did not even happen to me.”

“Our job is the job that everybody desires of,” stated Oates. “Play devices, sing, write music, make information. Why would you wanna stop?”

“If you look on each album we have ever made, it says, ‘Daryl Hall and John Oates,'” stated Oates. “Now, it might appear a delicate distinction. But we have all the time checked out ourselves as two people who’re distinctly completely different, who work collectively. And to today, that is how we view ourselves.”


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