Hall & Oates/G. E. Smith

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I have been a huge H&O fan since I discovered them with VOICES.  I'm a fan of the old stuff, the new stuff, and everything in-between.  I do miss G.E. on guitar though.  Paul is fantastic and I'm taking nothing away from him, but I do miss G.E., and I have often wondered if there was some kind of falling out between he and H&O.  I know he started the SNL gig soon after leaving and has appeared on stage with the guys since.  Just curious.

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Hi Neil,

G. E. Smith totally rocked with Hall and Oates from the late 70s through about 1985.  Hall and Oates had hit after hit, and G.E. certainly rode the top of the waves with them.  What a talent! I think that after having so much success and touring with long road trips which seemed to be year round, Daryl and John needed to take a break.  Musicians need to make a living, and they need to work.  It seemed to be a bit of synchronicity when G. E. got the SNL gig.  What a cool thing to do, and there was Gilda there, too!
I have never heard of a falling out between them. I think it was just a matter of timing and moving on with life. I guess we're all lucky that we still get glimpses of G. E. with Daryl and John from time to time.
Thanks for asking.

Diana

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Expertise

Bio info, concert info, references to lyrics and albums, CDs fan club info

Experience

I've been a fan from the beginning and have grown up with Daryl and John musically.

Organizations
Rock and Soul International (Hall and Oates Fan Club)

Publications
West Virginia Writing Project
West Virginia Educational Goals

Education/Credentials
BA in Secondary Education, Language Arts, West Liberty State College
MA in Speech Communications, WVU

Awards and Honors
Who's Who in Education
West Virginia Writing Project Fellow
Davis and Elkins Award by English Dept.

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