© Rolling Stone 1977
NEW YORK - "Having a Number 0ne
single, being on the cover of Rolling Stone and all this other bullshit that's happening -
I always thought I would feel something... but I just feel numb."
Daryl Hall smiles and runs a hand through his spun-gold
hair. I've been pressing him for what it feels like to be a late blooming star. Doesn't
"Well..." He glances out the window at lower
Manhattan. "My parents gave me a party recently and... I had to laugh. There were
people there, asking for my autograph, who used to change my diapers."
For some fans, Hall is the pretty half of Daryl Hall and
John Oates. ("Full names please," says their manager, Tommy Mottola. "The
boys think 'Hall and Oates' sounds like a law firm.") Hall is tall and slim with sky
blue eyes set between fashion model cheekbones. He claims and early Dutch settler roots
and you believe it.