The Righteous Brothers

Two great singers Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield combined majestically with the production genius of Phil Spector's Wall of Sound to create an all-time classic single. They first met at California State University and sang together with the five-piece group The Paramours before launching their glittering career as a duet, adopting the name The Righteous Brothers after being told they sounded like Afro-American gospel singers. Their first hit was Little Latin Lupe Lu, but they'll always be remembered for the epic You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, produced by Phil Spector in 1964, still the most played record in history with over 8 million broadcasts. They enjoyed further Spector-produced hits with Ebb Tide and Just Once In My Life and had two more Number 1s recreating the Wall of Sound on (You're My) Soul And Inspiration and Unchained Melody; later re-recorded by Hatfield after the success of the movie Ghost. They split in 1968, but returned in 1974 with Rock'n'Roll Heaven and during the 1980s found a following in the country market. The duo were due to play more concerts together when Hatfield was found dead in a hotel room in Kalamazoo in 2003.

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