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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Albums

The Righteous Brothers - Right Now! album art The Righteous Brothers Right Now! (Album) Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2) US 1963 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - Some Blue-Eyed Soul album art The Righteous Brothers Some Blue-Eyed Soul (Album) Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2) US 1964 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - This Is New! album art The Righteous Brothers This Is New! (Album) Moonglow (2), Moonglow (2) US 1965 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - Just Once In My Life album art The Righteous Brothers Just Once In My Life (Album) Philles Records, Philles Records Canada 1965 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' album art The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Album) Philles Records, Philles Records Australia 1965 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - Back To Back album art The Righteous Brothers Back To Back (Album) Philles Records, Philles Records Canada 1965 Sell This Version
T-90692, T1-90692 The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' album art The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'(LP, Album, Mono) Philles Records, Philles Records T-90692, T1-90692 US 1965 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - Go Ahead And Cry album art The Righteous Brothers Go Ahead And Cry (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records US 1966 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - Soul & Inspiration album art The Righteous Brothers Soul & Inspiration (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records US 1966 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - Souled Out album art The Righteous Brothers Souled Out (Album) Verve Records US 1967 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - Sayin' Somethin' album art The Righteous Brothers Sayin' Somethin' (Album) Verve Records, Verve Records US 1967 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - One For The Road album art The Righteous Brothers One For The Road (Album) Verve Records UK 1968 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - Standards album art The Righteous Brothers Standards (Album) Verve Records US 1968 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - Re-Birth album art The Righteous Brothers Re-Birth (Album) Verve Records UK 1969 Sell This Version
X 5076 The Righteous Brothers - Re-Birth album art The Righteous Brothers Re-Birth(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel) Verve Records X 5076 US 1969 Sell This Version
3509 004 The Righteous Brothers - Two By Two album art The Righteous Brothers Two By Two(Cass) MGM Records 3509 004 UK 1973 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - Give It To The People album art The Righteous Brothers Give It To The People (Album) Haven Records, Capitol Records US 1974 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - The Sons Of Mrs. Righteous album art The Righteous Brothers The Sons Of Mrs. Righteous (Album) Haven Records, Capitol Records Canada 1975 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - Reunion album art Righteous Brothers* Reunion (Comp, Album) Curb Records Netherlands 1990 Sell This Version
QSOUSRB001 The Righteous Brothers The Ultimate Righteous Brothers Collection(LP, 2xL) Quality Special Products QSOUSRB001 US 1991 Sell This Version
SMV-1079 The Righteous Brothers Soul & Inspiration(LP, Album) Verve Records SMV-1079 Japan Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Righteous Brothers - Little Latin Lupe Lu album art The Righteous Brothers Little Latin Lupe Lu (Single) Moonglow (2) US 1962 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - My Babe / Fee-Fi-Fidily-I-Oh (Dinah Blow Your Horn) album art The Righteous Brothers My Babe / Fee-Fi-Fidily-I-Oh (Dinah Blow Your Horn) (Single) Moonglow (2) Netherlands 1963 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - Koko Joe / B-Flat Blues album art The Righteous Brothers Koko Joe / B-Flat Blues (Single) Moonglow (2) US 1963 Sell This Version
The Righteous Brothers - You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' album art The Righteous Brothers You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (Single) Philles Records UK 1964 Sell This Version

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Seanyo

Seanyo

October 26, 2019
Let’s review the righteous bros for what they really were-a synthetic white group made to sound like they were black for white audiences-packaging and everything. It was indicative of white Americas last desperate grab at hoping their kids wouldn’t listen to black music. Even the name was designed to be aesthetically appealing. Bad move.

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