The late 70s-early 80s were a strange and sometimes baffling mixture.
The late 70s-early 80s were a strange and sometimes baffling mixture. And it wasn’t just hair and clothes.

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Hall & Oates – Live At My Father’s Place – December 7, 1979 – WLIR-FM

Late 70s/early 80s tonight. With MTV rapidly invading most living rooms in America by this time, the onslaught of video-perfect bands went into high gear.

Hall & Oates had been around for a while, actually since 1972. But it wasn’t until the dawn of MTV that they became a household name and the face of American Pop-Rock/Blue-Eyed Soul/Power-Pop and AOR-Friendly Rock to a cable-viewing audience.

They had a string of hits during the period of the late 1970s/early 1980s, starting in 1977 with the top-10 hit Rich Girl and continuing well into the 80s.

Tonight it’s a concert from 1979, right at the time X-Static was released, which included several hits and continued the band’s widespread popularity, particularly with KROQ-styled FM stations, which put many of their songs into heavy rotation.

And to prove that point, this concert was broadcast live on WLIR-FM in New York to a wildly enthusiastic audience.

Crank it up and hit the memory bank as there’s a lot of “oh yeah, I remember that one” songs in the show.

And if you don’t remember them, or got here just a bit too late, this is what you were hearing a lot of around that time.

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