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The Righteous Brothers

The Righteous Brothers

The Righteous Brothers were the musical duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield. They recorded from 1963 through 1975 and continued to perform until Hatfield's death in 2003. Their emotive vocal stylings were sometimes dubbed "blue-eyed soul".Medley and Hatfield both possessed exceptional vocal talent, with range, control and tone that helped them create a strong and distinctive duet sound and also to perform as soloists. Medley sang the low parts with his deep, soulful baritone, with Hatfield taking the higher register vocals with his soaring tenor.They adopted their name in 1962 while performing together in the Los Angeles area as part of a five-member group called The Paramours, which featured John Wimber (a founder of the Vineyard Movement) on keyboards. At the end of one particular performance, a U.S. Marine in the audience shouted, "That was righteous, brothers!", prompting the pair to adopt the name when they embarked on a career as a duo.Righteous Brothers1963: "Little Latin Lupe Lu" — #49 U.S.1963: "My Babe" — #75 U.S. (re-charted in 1965 at #101 U.S.)1964: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" — #1 U.S., #1 UK1965: "Bring Your Love to Me" — # 83 U.S. / "Fannie Mae" — #117 U.S.1965: "Just Once in My Life" — #9 U.S.1965: "You Can Have Her" — #67 U.S.1965: "Justine" — #85 U.S.1965: "Unchained Melody" — #4 U.S., #14 UK / "Hung on You" — #47 U.S.1965: "Ebb Tide" — #5 U.S., #48 UK1966: "Georgia On My Mind" — #62 U.S.1966: "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" — #1 U.S. (Gold), #15 UK1966: He" — #18 U.S. / "He Will Break Your Heart", a.k.a. "He Don't Love You (Like I Love You)" — #91 U.S.1966: "Go Ahead and Cry" — #30 U.S.1966: "On This Side of Goodbye" — #47 U.S.1966: "The White Cliffs Of Dover" — #21 UK1966: "Island In The Sun" — #24 UK1967: "Melancholy Music Man" — #43 U.S.1967: "Stranded in the Middle of No Place" — #72 U.S.1969: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (re-issue) — #10 UK1974: "Rock and Roll Heaven" — #3 U.S.1974: "Give It to the People" — #20 U.S.1974: "Dream On" — #32 U.S.1977: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (re-issue) — #42 UK1988: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" (re-issue) — #87 UK1990: "Unchained Melody" (re-issue) — #13 (plus Adult Contemporary #1) U.S., #1 UK1990: "Unchained Melody" (new 1990 recording for Curb Records) — #19 U.S. (Platinum)1990: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" / "Ebb Tide" (re-issue) — #3 UK1992: "(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" (re-issue) — #2 (plus Adult Contemporary #1) U.S.^ "Bring Your Love To Me"/"Fannie Mae," "You Can Have Her," "Justine" and "Georgia On My Mind" were older recordings released as singles in the U.S. by the Moonglow label to cash in on the duo's success on Philles (1964–65) and Verve (1966–67), which explains their relatively low chart positions.Bill Medley1968: "I Can't Make It Alone" — #95 U.S.1968: "Brown Eyed Woman" — #43 U.S.1968: "Peace, Brother, Peace" — #48 U.S.1981: "Don't Know Much" — #88 U.S.1982: "Right Here and Now" — #58 U.S.1987: "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" with Jennifer Warnes — #1 U.S. (Pop and AC) (Gold), #6 UK1988: "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother" — #25 UKBobby Hatfield1969: "Only You (And You Alone)" — #95 U.S.

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