Part of the rock and soul duo Hall & Oates with Daryl Hall. The two met at Temple University.
He and Hall signed with Atlantic Records in 1972 and went on to sell more than 80 million albums, not to mention hitting the charts numerous times.
He and Hall were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2004. He released a solo album in 2002 called Phunk Shui, followed by 1000 Miles of Life in 2008.
He married Aimee Oates, and they welcomed son Tanner in 1996.
He and Jamie Cullum collaborated on the song Greatest Mistake by Handsome Boy Modeling School in 2004.