People act as if gang violence is always a bad thing. Well, w/o it, one of Philly’s greatest groups would never have been! That’s right, Darryl Hall and John Oates met while running from gang violence. This from Wikipedia: Daryl Hall first met John Oates at the Adelphi Ballroom in Philadelphia in 1967 while attending Temple. Both were heading their own musical groups – the Temptones (Hall) and the Masters (Oates) – at the time. They were there at a band competition when gunfire rang out between two rival black gangs, and in trying to escape, they ran to the same service elevator. Because of their similar musical tastes, they quickly became acquainted.
Why is this important? Because today is Darryl Hall’s birthday! As for the pic above, well, that was a little gem I found inside an album I discovered at a yard sale and bought immediately. Here’s some totally kool H & O trivia!