The Righteous Brothers

The Righteous Brothers

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William Medley: born 19 September 1940, in Los Angeles, USA.
Bobby Hatfield: born 10 August 1940, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA / died: 5 November 2003, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

The Righteous Brothers were born in 1963, and were the two remaining members of the vocal group, The Paramours.

They're probably best known for two tracks "Unchained Melody" and "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' ". The latter being written and produced by legendary producer Phil Spector from 1964, which many critics deem to be the pinnacle of Spectors' producing career. In order for Lovin' Feelin's success, many believe it can be attributed to the fact the playing time was listed on the original promo's sent to radio stations as 3:05 --because Spector refused to shorten the track-- which was lower that it's actual playing time of nearer 4 minutes at 3:45. This is because at that time many stations would program shows to fit-in with ad-breaks so wouldn't play anything longer than around 3 minutes long. Also, British pop artist Cilla Black released a version in Christmas 1964, before the original version was released in the UK, which furthermore attracted media attention. All this happening despite the US being in the middle of Beatlemania and the British Invasion.

In 1999, the performing-rights organization Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) announced that it was the most-played song of the 20th century. Additionally, the song was chosen as one of the Songs Of The Century by Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 2003 (Performer).
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The Righteous Brothers Discography

Albums

1001 The Righteous Brothers Right Now! (Album) Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2) 1001 US 1963 Sell This Version
NPL.28056 The Righteous Brothers Some Blue-Eyed Soul (Album) Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2) NPL.28056 UK 1964 Sell This Version
R66-716 The Righteous Brothers Back To Back (Album) Philles Records, Philles Records R66-716 Australia 1965 Sell This Version
HLP 8500 Donnie Brooks / Carol Conners* / The Righteous Brothers / The Rip Chords / Raquel Welch Donnie Brooks / Carol Conners* / The Righteous Brothers / The Rip Chords / Raquel Welch - A Swingin' Summer: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album, Mono) Hanna-Barbera Records HLP 8500 US 1965 Sell This Version
MLP-1003, 1003 The Righteous Brothers This Is New! (Album) Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2) MLP-1003, 1003 US 1965 Sell This Version
MLP 15183 The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Album) Philles Records, Philles Records MLP 15183 Germany 1965 Sell This Version
PHL 4008 The Righteous Brothers Just Once In My Life (Album) Philles Records, Philles Records PHL 4008 Canada 1965 Sell This Version
V6-5001 The Righteous Brothers Soul & Inspiration (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records V6-5001 US 1966 Sell This Version
V6 5004(D) The Righteous Brothers Go Ahead And Cry (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records V6 5004(D) Canada 1966 Sell This Version
V6-5031 The Righteous Brothers Souled Out (Album) Verve Records V6-5031 US 1967 Sell This Version
VLP 9168 The Righteous Brothers Sayin' Somethin' (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records VLP 9168 UK 1967 Sell This Version
710 016 The Righteous Brothers Standards (Album) Verve Records 710 016 Germany 1968 Sell This Version
SVLP 9228 The Righteous Brothers One For The Road (Album) Verve Records SVLP 9228 UK 1968 Sell This Version
M 85076 The Righteous Brothers Re-Birth (Album) Verve Records M 85076 US 1969 Sell This Version
2683 033 The Righteous Brothers Two By Two MGM Records 2683 033 UK 1973 Sell This Version
1C 062-81 724 The Righteous Brothers Give It To The People (Album) Capitol Records, Haven Records 1C 062-81 724 Germany 1974 Sell This Version
ST-9203 The Righteous Brothers The Sons Of Mrs. Righteous (Album) Haven Records, Capitol Records ST-9203 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
2486211 The Righteous Brothers Gigantes Del Pop - Vol. 6 Polydor 2486211 Spain 1981 Sell This Version
CUR 467957 1 Righteous Brothers* Reunion (Comp, Album) Curb Records CUR 467957 1 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
847840-2 The Righteous Brothers One For The Road(CD) Polydor 847840-2 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
440 011 1134 The Righteous Brothers Soul And Inspiration(CD, Album) Rebound Records (2) 440 011 1134 US 1998 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

M-215 The Righteous Brothers Little Latin Lupe Lu (Single) Moonglow (2) M-215 US 1962 Sell This Version
M-224 The Righteous Brothers Koko Joe / B-Flat Blues (Single) Moonglow (2) M-224 US 1963 Sell This Version
M 5217 The Righteous Brothers My Babe / Fee-Fi-Fidily-I-Oh (Dinah Blow Your Horn) (Single) Moonglow (2) M 5217 Netherlands 1963 Sell This Version
A 9025 The Righteous Brothers I'm So Lonely(7") CNR A 9025 Netherlands 1963 Sell This Version