The Hall and Oates Hall of Fame

Shoulder PadsI was born in May of 1969…you do the math, but I am a child of the 80’s. I loved, and still love, everything about the 80’s. Few decades since have been as definitive in style, music, hairdos, and of course, leg-warmers or ra-ra skirts.

If you haven’t got a clue or a “bull’s notion” what I am on about, then you’re probably a child of the 90’s or even worse, the 2000’s.  I’m sorry for your troubles.

Style was happening back in the 80”s. In the 90’s and beyond we tried to reinvent old stuff, but it was never the same. The 80’s are now iconic. Apart from Apple’s iTunes and iPad, there’s very little that defines the 90’s and 2000’s. Unless you want to talk wars? I’d prefer not.

Let’s take a gander down memory lane here for a minute. Just a few reminders of what the 80’s were all about.


No band better embodies what the 80’s were all about  more than Daryl Hall and John Oates.

The hair was, and still is fab, and when I watch the videos of Family Man and I Can’t Go For That I am totally jealous of Daryl Hall’s hair, not to mention the shoulder pads! *Swoon* Would you look at that gorgeous mane!

Recent inductees into the Rock and Roll hall of fame, Hall and Oates are still jamming, and selling out in their tour of Europe. Standing room only at their Glasgow concert, I checked.

Daryl Hall, more than just a pretty face, even hopped the internet bandwagon to showcase his music along with other known artists in his free internet podcast, Live From Daryl’s House. There’s smarts behind those good looks too.

Picture Source

Picture Source

John Oates has managed to scrape off the caterpillar beneath his nose, and the stache seems to have taken on a life of its own. What other artist can claim former ownership of J-stache? No one, that’s who, only Oates owns J-stache.

Both lads are brilliant musicians, great voices, and actually seem to enjoy their friendship after nearly fifty years. It may have taken some time to evolve but they both seem to be good natured enough to look back on their iconic selves of the 80’s with humor. The suits, hair and music of Daryl Hall and John Oates are definitive of the 80’s, of MTV’s early days, and the birth of the music video. Nothing wrong with that! Pioneers, that’s what these boyos are.

A Rara skirt and leg warmers. Yes, I wore them. And Proud of it! (Image source:

A Rara skirt and leg warmers. Yes, I wore them. And Proud of it! (Image source:

And if you’re still scratching your head wondering what the heck a rara skirt and leg warmers are, well scratch no more.

The 80’s, the happy days of Hall and Oates, rara skirts and legwarmers, shoulder pads, big hair and great music.

Beat that 90’s and 2000’s!



8 thoughts on “The Hall and Oates Hall of Fame

  1. I had a blue and white spotted ra-ra skirt that got pinched off the washing line, when we were holidaying in Liscannor in 1981!!

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