If you take a bunch of superstars and put them in a room where they don't have their assistants and entourage, it's funny to see what happens.— Daryl Hall
The most unpopular Daryl Hall quotes that are life-changing and eye-opening
I returned to upstate NY where I just laid in bed for days with a fever that just wouldn't go away. After more of this, I grew increasingly sure that this was not simply the flu!
Traditionally, duos get accused of lots of things.
Chronic Lyme causes arthritis, heart problems, stroke - even death.
I love antique architecture, so if I have any indulgences, I have owned and renovated and reconstructed a lot of old houses.
I was very inspired by my mother. She was a vocal teacher and sang in a band, and my first memories of her were going out with her on the local circuit.
I grew up in a very racially integrated place called Pottstown.
It was an agricultural / industrial town which has since become a suburb of Philadelphia. I grew up basically in a black neighborhood.
Around 1974, I graduated into the occult, and spent a sold six or seven years immersed in the Kabala and the Chaldean, Celtic, and Druidic traditions I also became fascinated with Aleister Crowley, the nineteenth-century magician who shared these beliefs.
Like all soul singers, I grew up singing in church but sometimes I would leave early and sit in the car listening to gospel band, The Blind Boys of Alabama. Hearing their lead singer Clarence made me connect the idea of church and show business and see how I could make a career singing music that stirred the soul.
I was a pioneer in MTV and I was there from the very beginning.
So I saw how that developed and how loose it was and how much fun it was in its looseness. And I was influenced a lot by that.
I definitely dislike pomposity and artifice.
I hope that I'm not that. Once I write a song, it belongs to the world, and the way people perceive it, it's cool.
You must always be very cautious and be as vigilant as you can.
You work diligently to provide a secure environment,.
I'm in the trenches; I do the best work I can always do. Having said that, the way that what I do converges with the outside world is fascinating to me. Because it ebbs and flows. People's interest and understanding, it changes all the time.
I think Philadelphia has been underrated over the years as a musical region.
I wanted to show the world, and myself too, what I can do.
I came up in the world of Philadelphia soul, but I'm fluent in a lot of languages musically and I like working with different people from different generations.
Yes, I travel in unusual circles. George Osborne and his wife Frances are my cousins.
If Paul McCartney tells me that so-and-so song is his favorite song, what do I care? What do I care what anybody else says?
Everybody who I ever cared about has told me that they like my music: Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Al Green, The Spinners, Smokey Robinson. Everybody that matters.
What I do isn't black music, it's just my music.
This illness made it impossible for me to give my best effort to our audience, but now that it's been identified, I'm looking forward to a complete, quick recovery and to get back out there with John as soon as possible.
Every artistic form has its golden age, and unfortunately I think the golden age for whatever I do probably ended about 1990.
Any song I don't feel good about, I shelve. Anything you ever hear me sing, it's because I want to.
I have gone from one relationship to a marriage and stepchildren.
As a singer, I float around. I'm kind of scatty, bouncing around a lot. I try to adapt to what's going on around me in the song and the arrangement.
As I got older, my voice got better.
Nobody's going to sell 10 million records by not working hard.
I have to say I have never been comfortable with somebody else telling me what to do - in any way.
The biggest honor of my career was when I won R&B Artist of the Year back in the 1970s. I look at that as a major honor.
To me, there's two kinds of music these days.
There's ephemeral music, and there's music that has lasting power and depth.
The difference between me and other people in my generation is instead of saying the Internet's killing the record business, I say, 'Who cares about the record business, the Internet is enhancing music.
I was just like a 21st century person waiting to be born, and this is the medium that I thrive in. And I feel stronger now than I did any time since I've been a teenager - I mean, musically, creatively.
I never felt entitled to anything. I'm the hardest worker I know.
When you have that first flash of what you think is going to be a great idea-from the mouth, from the hands-that's an amazing feeling. I don't think anything's quite as good as that.
The Daryls House thing has made me into a live musician even more than I ever was, and even in the way I record.
If you work hard and you're good, you can build something for yourself.
I have an English family and I've lived in England for years.
Success and failure are equally surprising.
Americans think that if you're popular, there must be something wrong with you.
Being at college, I think that's the time when you really start searching for things outside yourself.
Most artists try to avoid cliches, but it's pretty hard to avoid them if you yourself end up being one.
Smokey Robinson is one of my heroes as a singer and songwriter, a major influence on my own music from the very start.