“Hall grew up in a strict, conservative household, run by parents who wouldn’t let him listen to popular music. Hall didn’t want to rebel, not yet, so he made do listening to oldies on an AM radio, the only one he had in his car.
His parents didn’t mind him playing in band, however, and even if he started a little late — he picked up a flute when he was in the eighth grade because he liked the way it sounded — he got good in a hurry. By the time he got to college, he knew he wanted a career in music, even if he didn’t know what that meant. He didn’t know he could play for a living.”