Hall and Oates, or if you will, Daryl Hall and John Oates, are an American pop rock duo formed in 1970 in Philadelphia, who are, well, singer, keyboardist, guitarist, songwriter, and producer Daryl Hall (born Pottstown, Pennsylvania on October 11, 1946) and guitarist, singer, songwriter and record producer John Oates (born New York City, April 7, 1948). Hall and Oates first met in 1967 when they were each lead singers of groups on the Philadelphia scene during a particularly eventful Battle of the Bands contest where a pair of rival gangs started shooting at each other, and Daryl and John met both hiding in the same lift, and moved in together when they realised they were at the same university and into similar music. Hall and Oates released a succession of underselling albums throughout the 1970s, although various songs such as She’s Gone and would soon start getting airplay covered by other artists, leading to interest in them as songwriters. Hall and Oates scored several Number 1 songs on the Billboard list with the likes of Rich Girl, Maneater, Private Eyes and Kiss On My List. Hall and Oates’ UK chart breakthrough came in 1982 with the top ten success of I Can’t Go For That, reaching Number 8. Hall and Oates have sold an estimated 40 million records, making them one of the biggest selling music duos in history and they received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in September 2016.