John Oats Style

John William Oates (born April 7, 1949 in New York City, New York) is an American rock, R&B and soul guitarist, musician, songwriter and producer best known as half of the rock and soul duo Hall & Oates (with founder/lead vocalist Daryl Hall). Though he was a primary guitarist, he also co-wrote 8 Billboard Number One songs such as: Sara Smile” (with Daryl Hall)”You Make My Dreams” (with Sara Allen & Daryl Hall) “She’s Gone” (with Daryl Hall) “I Can’t Go For That (No Can Do)” (with Sara Allen & Daryl Hall) “Maneater” (with Sara Allen & Daryl Hall) “Out of Touch” (with Daryl Hall) “Everytime You Go Away” (with Daryl Hall – as covered by Paul Young) and “Adult Education” (with Daryl Hall & Sara Allen). He also sang lead vocals and has written or co-written a few less popular singles that did not make it to the Billboard’s Top 10 such as: “How Does It Feel to Be Back” “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling” (which was a remake of the 1965 song performed by The Righteous Brothers it wa “