As we await their appearance in Des Moines May 8, fans of pop duo, Daryl Hall & John Oates, have a new book to add to their spring reading list. "Change of Seasons" is the autobiography written by one half of the legendary combo, John Oates.

I am in the middle of reading it, and have just gotten into the part chronicling their 1980s heyday. Needless to say, I am hooked. Their career goes back 50 years now and they've had their lows and highs just like any other act since starting out in their hometown in Philadelphia.

Oates wrote the book himself with the help of author Chris Epting, and it's on shelves now. A big point of emphasis in the book is that while they're best friends who've worked together for a long time, they are two separate artists also. The moniker "Hall & Oates" does not suit them for that reason, they prefer "Daryl Hall & John Oates". (We the fans will always affectionately call them Hall & Oates, and they get that).

Despite making some of the most classic videos of the MTV era, they also weren't big fans of the actual process of making them, being more musically-inclined than visually-oriented.

None of this makes their careers or the book in any way disappointing, and these are just a couple of standout points, so check it out when you get a chance and let's discuss it in the comments if you've had a chance to read it.

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