Sad news for Oates fans. Speculation had been rife that Hall & Oates guitarist will announce his retirement from music, at age 71, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 27/11/2020 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a singer isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a singer-songwriter just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouJohn was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouJohn.”
— @DesireePlum, 26 Nov 2020
“Didn't John Oates retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 26 Nov 2020
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