Change of Seasons

Genre: Nonfiction/Memoir

Change of SeasonsA Memoir

Performed by:
John Oates
Chris Epting

John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock ‘n roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R&B. Meeting and teaming up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own but never abandoned their roots. John uncovers the grit and struggle it took to secure a recording contract with the legendary Atlantic Records and chronicles the artistic twists and turns that resulted in a DJ discovering an obscure album track that would become their first hit record. This is not your typical rock and roll story. John was focused creating great music. Along the way he achieved incredible success, battling the ever-changing pop music landscape and coming to terms with complex managerial, business, and personal challenges. Daryl Hall and John Oates have over 20 albums together, more than 60 million records sold, and 29 Top 40 hits. They are the most successful pop duo in the world and members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. And yet John’s story has never been told. Relying on his many hand-written journals, he brings to light many fascinating stories spanning his entire life with a journalist’s eye and a poet’s heart. In Change of Seasons, John shares his highs, lows, triumphs, and failures. He takes the reader on a wild ride through all the eras, personalities and music that has shaped him into what he is.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 11 hours
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Author
John Oates

Biography:
John Oates was born in New York City but grew up in Pennsylvania during the early 1950s. In Philadelphia, he met fellow musician Daryl Hall. Since the two formed Hall & Oates in the early 1970s, they have recorded twenty-one albums, which have sold more than sixty million units, making them the most successful duo in rock history. John lives in Nashville and Colorado.
Narrator
John Oates

Biography:
John Oates was born in New York City but grew up in Pennsylvania during the early 1950s. In Philadelphia, he met fellow musician Daryl Hall. Since the two formed Hall & Oates in the early 1970s, they have recorded twenty-one albums, which have sold more than sixty million units, making them the most successful duo in rock history. John lives in Nashville and Colorado.
Narrator
Chris Epting

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