The Righteous Brothers have found a way to be a relevant music group, more than 50 years
after they first began their careers. And even though the late Bobby Hatfield isn't here to see this resurgence of excitement
over this iconic group, Bill Medley is carrying the torch in his honor and giving the world another taste of the harmonizing
masterpieces that the musical duo created.
When you come out to a concert featuring one half of this legendary group,
you will get to hear the blue-eyed soul songs that melted America's heart. Their most famous song, "You've Lost That Lovin'
Feelin'" was one of the biggest hits of the 1960s. And now you can hear it live once more when Bill Medley takes his sultry
baritone voice to the stage and performs the group's signature songs in person. All of your favorite tunes are included in
the lineup, as well as some of the lesser known songs that were the group's favorites. And with the help of some famous friends
like Gary Puckett & The Union Gap and former lead singer of the Drifters, Ray Lewis, Medley will be wowing crowds not
only in the US, but in the UK and Australia. The 73-year-old singer still has what it takes to bring the house down, and music
fans are already lining up to see this music legend in person.
The Righteous Brothers' most popular
song and biggest hit was their 1964 classic "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'." At the time the Brothers were gaining career
momentum, appearing on radio and TV programs, and sharing concert bills with entertainment icons like Jack Benny. They even
had enough clout in the music business to open for The Beatles and The Rolling Stones. But they needed a song to put them
over the edge—to give them the star power they were earning little by little. Their burst of stardom came with the release
of the hit song in the early 1960s. And the Righteous Brothers became a household name because of it.
But Medley and
Hatfield weren't sure about the song when they were first recording it. While Vanity Fair called it "the most erotic duet
between men on record," the Brothers weren't convinced it would be hit. Medley even said in an interview that the duo thought
the song was "too slow, too long and right in the middle of the Beatles and the British invasion." But the song fought through
the noise of the era and became a sensation.
About the Artist
The group actually began as a trio. In the
early 1960s, John Wimbmer brought the future Righteous Brothers together to create a group called The Paramours. They discovered
that Hatfield's control of the medley and his higher register and Medley's deep, baritone voice were the perfect compliment.
They began recording in 1963 on the Moonglow label and released two moderate hits called "Little Latin Lupe Lu" and "My Babe."
mediocre success, the Brothers decided to split from Wimber and become a duo. And by 1964, the group had their first major
hit with "You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'." It is still considered one of the most played songs ever recorded and was produced
by the legendary Phil Spector, who did some of his best work during the 1960s and 70s. Spector went on to produce some of
their other big hits like "Just Once in My Life," and "Unchained Melody." When the famous producers wasn't helping the duo
create hit records, Medley was imitating Spector's style and creating hits of his own. Their 1966 hit "(You're My) Soul and
Inspiration" had a decidedly Spector-like feel and fans couldn't get enough of it.
The group continued to top the charts
throughout the 70s and 80s, claiming Top 10 hits in the US and the UK. Even after a six-year split, the Brothers came back
together and began churning out hit songs once more. Their song "rock and Roll Heaven" peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot
100 in the 70s and then again in the 90s when it was re-released. It was a song that celebrated the lives and mourned the
deaths of rock and roll greats like Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley, Marvin Gaye and many others.
Righteous Brothers not only scored big in the music business with their concert-worthy tunes, but they also made it big with
songs that appeared in cult-classic films like Dirty Dancing and Ghost. Bill Medley recorded a duet with Jennifer Warnes in
1987 called "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," which became the most memorable song on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. The song
won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and a Grammy Award. The Brother's next biggest hit came with their release of "Unchained
Melody" that was featured in the 1990 film Ghost. The song was in such high-demand that the record label re-released the song
to Top 40 radio, making it an instant hit and chart-topping success.
The musical duo continued to perform and record
until Hatfield's untimely death in 2003. And now Medley is taking the reins and bringing all of their hits back to life.
It didn't take long for the group to make it big in the music business. Just two short
years after The Righteous Brothers released their first album their songs were topping the charts, and the duo was gaining
a considerable following. Their first big hit came in 1964 with the song "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'." The Brothers didn't
expect the song to be such a hit, but it was. It hit the top of the pop charts and became one of the most played songs of
all time. Since then, the group has gone on to create more big hits and create a lasting career that spans more than five
The Righteous Brothers may have hit their peak in the 60s and 70s, but they continue
to create a great show for their devoted fans. There's nothing quite like being in the audience when legendary singer/songwriter
Bill Medley takes the stage in his signature groovy threads and belts out the Brothers' greatest hits just like he did 50
years ago. With help of an orchestra and some other music legends, the Brothers are still just as righteous as they were back