May 01, 2017

Daryl Hall calls Philadelphia his 'biggest influence'

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In this May 20, 2008, file photo, Daryl Hall, left, and John Oates, recipients of BMI Icon Awards, pose together before the 56th annual BMI Pop Awards in Beverly Hills, California.

You can take the duo out of Philadelphia, but you can never take Philadelphia out of the duo. 

Daryl Hall and John Oates sat down with "CBS This Morning" on Sunday to dish on everything from the first drafts of the hit, "Rich Girl," to the lasting impact that the City of Brotherly Love has had on them.


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"It's my hometown; it's where I was a kid," Hall, 70, told CBS on Sunday. "It was the biggest influence on me because I think the most important influences are your early ones, and boy, was I at the right place at the right time."

The two, who both attended Temple University, first met at the Adelphi Ballroom in Philly after a physical altercation broke out at the venue.

CBS brought Oates, 69, back to that same spot for the Sunday morning broadcast.

"It's hard to go back in time," Oates said. "You can have memories, but when the memories are connected to the actual physical space we're standing in the same space, basically Daryl's recording career and my recording career started in this room."

Hall and Oates will play in Philadelphia for their inaugural HoagieNation Festival on May 27 at Festival Pier at Penn's Landing.

The two will kick off their North American tour on May 4.

Watch the full interview on "CBS This Morning" below: