John William Oates has been a famous American soulful, rock and R&B guitarist who has tried his hand in singing, writing songs and also producing records. Along with Daryl Hall, John Oates was part of the famous rock and soul duo called, “Daryl Hall and John Oates.” This versatile, compelling and poignant personality has earned a substantial amount of fame and fortune till date. So, let’s know more about John’s net worth in 2018.
In the year, 1948 John Oates was born in New York which certainly suggests that he is an American by birth. His mother, Anna Del Palma was an immigrant of Italian origin and belonged originally from Salerno. His father, Al Oates belonged to English heritage. He may be born in New York City, but he was raised in North Wales. John Oates got hitched twice. His first wife was a model named, Nancy Hunter who was formerly known for her modeling works. Later he got married to Aimee Oates, and with her, he has a son named, Tanner.
John Oates and Daryl Hall have been considered as an amazing musical duo where Oates mainly contributed as a guitarist. This duo has been very admired & favored and they have given many hit songs that had been in the Top 10 songs list. Among these songs, John Oates has co-written many of them.
Some of the songs written by him are “Sara Smile” which he wrote with Hall, “She’s gone, and out of touch,” “adult education,” “I can’t go for that,” “Maneater” and “You make my dreams.” He has also been able to make his contribution as a singer in songs like “You have lost that loving feeling” and “how does it feel to be back.”
In the year, 1986 John Oates accorded a song named, “Shape of things to come” for the movie “About last night.” For the Australian band, “Icehouse,” Oates has co-written a song called, “Electric Blue” which went to become one of the top ten hits on the Billboards. Oates has also tried his hand in acting as well. In a television comedy series named, “Garfunkel and Oates,” he played the role of Dirty D.
John Oates’s contribution to the music world has been immense. It was in the year, 1966 that he first recorded his single, “I need your love” for the Crimson records along with The Masters. John Oates met Daryl Hall while he was studying at Temple University in Philadelphia. Later in 1972, they formed the famous duo, Hall, and Oates. They entered into a contract with the Atlantic Record. They both have been very popular, and together they made almost 21 records and among that had sold over 80 million copies throughout the world.
It was in 2002 that John Oates finally released his solo album known as, “Phunk Shui.” In the year, 2008 John Oates released his second solo album known as, “1000 miles of life”. As a surprise guest, John Oates has played with the Indie band, “The bird and the bee,” in the year 2010. “Stand strong” was another single that John Oates released in 2013. John Oates has endorsed many companies like Taylor guitars, LR Baggs, Neunaber Audio effects, and Fishman.
Awards and Achievements
The musical duo, Daryl Hall, and John Oates have been nominated for the Grammy awards in the year 2010. They were nominated in the category of best pop performance by a duo. Later in the year, 2016 John Oates won the star on the walk of fame along with Daryl Hall.
Net worth of John Oates
The net worth of this sensation star is estimated to be $40 million. Being a guitarist, singer and songwriter he has made huge contributions to the music world. He has even endorsed several brands. In the year, 2017 his memoir called, “Change of seasons” got published by the St. Martin’s press.
For evergreen, mind-boggling and classic work as a musician, John Oates has been included in the songwriter’s hall of fame in the year 2004 and also in 2014 he was included in the rock and roll hall of fame. He is highly famous and is loved & praised by many.