JOHN OATES Releases Timmy Thomas Cover Song “Why Can’t We Live Together”

John Oates (of the iconic pop-rock duo Daryl Hall & John Oates) is thrilled to release Timmy Thomas’ cover song “Why Can’t We Live Together” that is out now.

 “When thinking about the state of our world today I was reminded of the brilliant, classic 1970’s anti-war anthem by Timmy Thomas. The original was a stark and powerfully beautiful recording using only a primitive drum machine and Hammond B3 organ to support his haunting vocal performance. I felt the time was right for me to cover this great song…but I wanted to reimagined in my own style with “doo wop” style background vocals, a live band and as a final touch a very 1970s electric sitar riff that I did at home to add a little more period sweetness.”

Why Can’t We Live Together” is the third single from his series of tracks that he will release each month. The recently release singles are “Disconnected” and Pushin’ A Rock.”

About John Oates
John Oates is one half of the best-selling duo of all time, Hall & Oates, as well as an accomplished solo artist. He is a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, The American Songwriters Hall of Fame, recipient of the prestigious BMI Icon Award as well as numerous American Music, MTV awards, and multiple Grammy nominations.
Since forming his creative partnership with Daryl Hall in the early 1970s, they have gone on to record 21 albums, which have sold over 80 million units, making them the most successful duo in rock history. They have scored 10 number one records, over 20 Top 40 hits, and have toured the world for decades. Their involvement in the original “Live Aid” concert and the groundbreaking “We Are The World” charity recording have further established them as legendary artists, who have personally and through their music, stood the test of time.
Since embarking on a solo career in 1999, John has recorded seven solo albums: Phunk Shui, 100 Miles of Life, Mississippi Mile, The Bluesville Sessions, Good Road To Follow, Arkansas and Live from Nashville with the Good Road Band. In addition, his 2017 autobiography “Change of Season” released by St. Martin’s press, became an Amazon best seller.
In 2022 and 2023 he will be releasing a series of digital singles distributed by “The Orchard” in a wide variety of eclectic styles as well as another series of songs from the upcoming feature film “Gringa” to be released soon.

“Why Can’t We Live Together” is out everywhere at