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Australian singles chart:
She’s Gone entered the Kent Music Report on 4 October 1976 peaked at #52.
The song is on the Hall & Oates album Abandoned Luncheonette.
Daryl Hall, John Oates
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Sarah Smile – including a live version recorded in Sydney
Daryl Hall, according to some reports, has called Sara Smile the best song he and John Oates wrote together. Both performers were undergoing romantic problems at the time the song was written. A 1985 article in Rolling Stone said the song was about Hall’s divorce from wife Bryna Lublin, while VH1’s Behind the Music episode on the duo showed Oates explaining it was about a girlfriend that stood him up on New Year’s Eve.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She’s_Gone_(Hall_&_Oates_song)
She’s Gone was inspired by real heartbreak and buoyed by the comradery of deep friendship that’s often needed to get over a pain in order to move forward with life.
Even though the song was written nearly five decades ago, the feeling of loss expressed in the lyrics is as poignant now as it was in the era it was composed.
Read more: americansongwriter.com/shes-gone-hall-and-oates-story-behind-the-song
She’s Gone is also on our Spotify playlist Bang a Gong – the 70s
Also on Bang a Gong: I Saw the Light by Daryl Hall and Todd Rundgren
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Sarah Smile, from the 1975 album Daryl Hall & John Oates
Songwriters: Daryl Hall, John Oates
Cowritten by both halves of the duo, Sara Smile was written about Hall’s then-girlfriend, flight attendant Sara Allen. The couple was together for almost 30 years before breaking up in 2001.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sara_Smile
Live performance at Sydney Entertainment Centre, 8 February 2012:
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