Daryl Hall & John Oates playing their sold out show at the Olympia Theatre on Tuesday, 15 July 2014.

One on One with Hall and Oates

The iconic pop rock duo opens up about the secret to their successful songwriting collaboration, and the side projects that keep their individualism strong.

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