Hall was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and brought up in Mobile, Alabama. He co-founded the band in 1970, and they had significant success in the 1970s; in 1980 he scored a hit of his own with the single "I'm Happy that Love Has Found You" (US #27). In May 1982, Hall peaked at #77 with the song "Fool For Your Love." In 1985, he sang lead vocals on Jeff Beck's album Flash, and was nominated for a Grammy award for the performance. Hall has also toured with Hank Williams Jr., playing saxophone and harmonica.